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Lok Ka Kong

MA work

Anthropocene

A group of geologists suggest the earth should be moved from the Holocene epoch to a new Anthropocene epoch since 1950. As the human activities are heavily affecting the nature and the natural elements are adopting to the pollution that we have created. For examples, the air is full of the tough, unburned carbon spheres emitted by power station. Artificial fertilizers, which contain plastic pollution, aluminum and concrete particles, and high levels of nitrogen and phosphate, can be found in the soils. Plastic and micro plastic particles are in our water and ocean. The nature is no longer “natural”, human activities and pollutants turn the “nature” into “artificial”. In this project, nature and artificial are brought together to bring life back to the found artificial materials.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Textiles, 2017

    Specialism

    mixed media

  • Lok Ka Kong (Kristen), originally from Hong Kong, has studied in London since 2012. She is a designer with a textile background specialising in reusing found objects and waste materials to create new objects and products. Kristen gives new value to her found objects and waste materials by combining traditional techniques with innovative thinking in her designs. Kristen’s aim is to 'Turn Trash into Treasure', creating beautiful things with found objects.  


  • Degrees

  • Textile Design BA (Hons), University of the Arts London, Chelsea College of Art, 2015
  • Experience

  • Embroidery internship, Ralph & Russo, London, 2016; Couture design assistant internship, Ada Zanditon Couture, London, 2015
  • Exhibitions

  • Float Art London 2015, Float Art, London, 2015; Connect2Colour Summer Arts Prize, Lacey Contemporary, London, 2015; Open Exhibition, CGP Gallery, London, 2014; New Malden Arts Festival, Theatre for All, London, 2014; The Geometrics, The Slow Textile Group, London, 2014
  • Awards

  • The Prize finalist 2016, Hand and Lock, London, 2016