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Designing Freedom for Long Futures Together

School of Art & Design Research Lectures 2020

‘Making notes for Design and Nature’. Watercolour on paper by Mathilda Tham

Mathilda Tham PhD, a Professor at Linnaeus University, Sweden, will give a lecture as part of the School of Art & Design's Research Lectures 2020.

  • From: Friday 7 February 2020, 1 pm
  • To: Friday 7 February 2020, 2 pm
  • Location: Bonington Lecture Theatre 143, Bonington Building, Shakespeare Street, Nottingham NG1 4FQ,
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This is the decade that counts! How can we set free unhelpful man/made systems and create new systems and paradigms for multiple species' long-term survival on our home Earth? How can we be brave, learn, love and laugh together in times of complexity and uncertainty?


Mathilda Tham (PhD) is Professor in Design at Linnaeus University, Sweden and affiliated with Goldsmiths, University of London. She is a feminist, activist and metadesigner. Her visionary work into research as activism, transdisciplinary co-creation and fashion as futures-making is published internationally. Her latest work is about the many ways of knowing and learning for living together within Earth’s limits. Mathilda Tham has been a long term member of the board of Mistra, the Swedish foundation for strategic environmental Research and the Mistra Future Fashion programme board. She is a co-founder of Union of Concerned Researchers in Fashion. Recent publications include: Earth Logic: Fashion action research plan, Oikology – Home Ecologics: A book about building and home making for permaculture and making our home together on Earth, Design and Nature: A Partnership.

Further information

This seminar will be hosted by Dr Katherine Townsend, Associate Professor in Fashion and Textile Crafts

Attendance at this event is free. For any queries, please contact Dr Katherine Townsend.

Image: 'Making notes for Design and Nature'. Watercolour on paper. Mathilda Tham 2019


12:45-13:00 Arrival

13:00-14:00 Lecture in Bonington Lecture Theatre

Location details


Bonington Lecture Theatre 143, Bonington Building
Shakespeare Street
Nottingham NG1 4FQ

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