In order to drive the profound cultural and industrial change that is needed to achieve a more sustainable future, designers must be many things. Aside from creating less impactful materials, products and processes, they must design new systems and services to enable the way that we meet our needs to be lighter and brighter. Mindset and habit changes are needed - meditation and yoga help with making this transformation.
In March 2015 the Well Gallery at LCC was transformed into a yoga studio for a one-hour workshop. Bridget Harvey, Trish Hegarty and I moved through yoga sequences - directed by Clara Vuletich on Skype from Australia - using transfer inks to mark-make on wallpaper yoga mats. The papers were then used to overprint and upcycle a set of shirts, creating mindful patterns on neglected garments.
This work was created as part of Ezio Manzini's Cultures of Resilience project at UAL.