In this episode we speak to Irene Maldini. Irene is researcher and PhD candidate at CREATE-IT Applied Research (Lectoraat Fashion Research and Technology). Her research focuses on the involvement of users in fashion design and its implications for the sustainability of clothing.
Irene studied Industrial Design at EUCD/Farq in Uruguay and Design Cultures at VU University Amsterdam. She has worked in design practice an education for more than ten years in Uruguay, Brazil and the Netherlands and started her research career in 2012 in a collaborative research project between VU University and Waag Society. Besides this position at the HvA she is currently an independent industrial designer and Assistant Professor at EUCD/Farq, UdelaR (Uruguay).
21st Century Design is a research podcast by Engage by Design (Rodrigo Bautista) and Regenerative Design (Jan Leyssens), in which we ask designers, tech-experts, writers, theorists, academics, activists and campaigners 5 questions on the future and role of design in creating the 21st Century.
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