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Centre for Circular Design

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The Centre for Circular Design is a leading voice in academic design research and knowledge exchange. The team focus on using practice research approaches to originate, steer and support circular technologies, economies and communities around the globe.

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The Centre brings together 澳门葡京游戏app research staff, PhD students, national and international academic researchers, cultural institutions, industry and commerce to create new connections to support people and planet.

Whilst the Centre for Circular Design was launched in 2017, the team’s research journey began in 1996 as the Textiles Environment Design (TED) cluster at Chelsea, and evolved through participation in the Textile Futures Research Centre (TFRC) with Central Saint Martins (2010-2017).


CCD are currently working on The Business of Fashion, Textiles and Technology (BFTT) Creative R&D Partnership which focuses on delivering knowledge transfer through a set of industry-led challenges. CCD researchers are working on a ‘Roadmap for Circular Synthetics’, ‘Future Manufacturing’ and a set of industry pilot projects delivered in residence with selected SME partners.


Lead researchers

Post-Doc researchers

  • Dr Rosie Hornbuckle
  • Dr Helen Paine

Internal associate researchers

  • Bridget Harvey
  • David Cross
  • Dr Maiko Tsutsumi

External associate lecturers

  • Professor Lucy Norris Phd, Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin, Germany
  • Dr Clara Vuletich, Consultant, Sydney, Australia
  • Dr Marion Real, La Chaire BALI, France; FabLab Barcelona, Spain
  • Phil Hadridge, iDenk Consultancy, Cambridge, UK

Support Staff

Current PhD Students

Laetitia Forst, CCW | Cathryn Hall, CCW | Emmeline Child, Northampton University | Loula Mercedes, CSM