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Central Saint Martins Highlights Sustainable Fashion Study With Biodesign Masters Course

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MA Biodesign explores bio-informed design strategies as a driver for sustainable innovation.

Inspired by biological living systems, this two-year, research-led Masters degree introduces designers from multidisciplinary design backgrounds to biological systems, synthetic biology, computational design, and digital and biofabrication techniques to articulate alternative and innovative new design propositions for the emerging bio-circular economy and to redefine the use of energy, water, air, waste and materials.

This research-led design course aims at incorporating the inherent life-conducive principles of biological living systems into the design process to develop alternative and regenerative design propositions for a sustainable future.

Students will work in the context of the emerging bio-circular economy to articulate alternative and innovative new design solutions that can redefine the use of energy, water, air, waste and materials and how we design and make in the future.

The course will introduce designers from multidisciplinary design backgrounds to whole system thinking, biomimicry principles, biological systems, bio-computational simulation, digital and bio-fabrication techniques.

Students will apply these principles to design new sustainable materials, products, services, systems or architectural propositions.

There will be a strong emphasis on ethical issues, and on learning through making, whilst the theoretical and global cultural and socio-environmental context will inform the development of a personal biodesign agenda.