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Lauren Bowker

MA work

As a textile innovator, I am inspired by the notion of visualising the invisible. I have embarked on a journey to construct and control a piece that constantly evolves, continually changing colour in front of our eyes. I call this voyage PHNX.


Through the expansion of many types of ink, I have developed an original take on dynamic chromic imaging. The use of focused thermal beams, sequentially controlled through computer software, allows my pieces to take on lives of their own.


The technology behind PHNX has the added potential to break ground in the area of healthcare, sports and wearable sensors.


Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Textiles, 2011

    Specialism

    Printed Textiles

  • As a textile innovator, I am inspired by the notion of visualising the invisible. I have embarked on a journey to construct and control a piece that constantly evolves, continually changing colour in front of our eyes. I call this voyage PHNX.


    Through the expansion of many types of ink, I have developed an original take on dynamic chromic imaging. The use of focused thermal beams, sequentially controlled through computer software, allows my pieces to take on lives of their own.


    The technology behind PHNX has the added potential to break ground in the area of healthcare, sports and wearable sensors.


  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Textile Design for Fashion (First class), Manchester School of Art, Manchester Metropolitan University, 2009
  • Experience

  • Trend forcasting, WGSN, London, 2010; Print designer and brand redevelopment, John Kaldor, London, 2010; Managing director and founder, PdCL2, London, 2009-present; Design forcasting, Airbus, London, 2010
  • Exhibitions

  • Digitex, The Royal Society of Art, London, 2010; Fashioning the Future Awards, London College of Fashion, 2010
  • Awards

  • Shortlisted, London College of Fashion Centre for Sustainability Fashioning The Future Awards, 2010; Winner, The Manchester School of Art Innovation Award, 2009; Highly commended, The Royal society of Art Digitex Award, 2010