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James Tooze

MA work

Platform 10


If only our material choices had limited consequences, then I would design whatever I wanted, indulge in form and utility or create the spectacular. But they do have consequences, sometimes more complex than it is really possible to gauge. I am trying to understand and respond to this, and it is in such a precarious position that I find myself as a designer.


Recently I have been exploring the realm of ‘Open Design’, with its potential to re-empower consumers and transform them into critical self-producers, so that they can ask questions and seek solutions to what is sustainable.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Products, 2011

  • Platform 10


    If only our material choices had limited consequences, then I would design whatever I wanted, indulge in form and utility or create the spectacular. But they do have consequences, sometimes more complex than it is really possible to gauge. I am trying to understand and respond to this, and it is in such a precarious position that I find myself as a designer.


    Recently I have been exploring the realm of ‘Open Design’, with its potential to re-empower consumers and transform them into critical self-producers, so that they can ask questions and seek solutions to what is sustainable.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Three Dimensional Design, University of Plymouth, 2001
  • Experience

  • Furniture designer/cabinetmaker, Batch Design, Brighton, 2004-2010; Freelance designer, 2004-present
  • Exhibitions

  • Tea and Prosperity (for London Design Festival), Truman Brewery, London, 2006; Designersblock, Nicholls + Clarke Buildings, London, 2005; RCA Intent, Ventura Lambrate, Milan, Italy, 2011
  • Awards

  • Finalist, London 2012 Olympic Podium Design Competition, 2011