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Matthew Laws

MA work

To live sustainably we all need to understand our impact on our surroundings, but information on this topic is often intangible, shocking and based on ethical assertions:

‘The great global climate catastrophe!’, ‘Green Living!’, ‘Top ten ways to be more eco!’

This project uses a creative and experimental design approach to communicate how we use our energy, where it comes from and how this has to change. I hope that through my work people can form their own convictions based on scientific fact, empowering the individual to act more sustainably if he/she chooses.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Innovation Design Engineering, 2010

  • To live sustainably we all need to understand our impact on our surroundings, but information on this topic is often intangible, shocking and based on ethical assertions:

    ‘The great global climate catastrophe!’, ‘Green Living!’, ‘Top ten ways to be more eco!’

    This project uses a creative and experimental design approach to communicate how we use our energy, where it comes from and how this has to change. I hope that through my work people can form their own convictions based on scientific fact, empowering the individual to act more sustainably if he/she chooses.

  • Degrees

  • MEng (Hons), Mechanical Engineering, Imperial College London, 2008
  • Experience

  • Designer/engineer, Troika, Art and Design Studio, London, 2009; Designer/engineer, Raytec Ltd, Ashington, 2007; Biomechanics researcher, Newcastle University, Newcastle, 2005/6
  • Exhibitions

  • Restless - Ron Arad, Barbican Art Gallery, London, 2010; Design Out Waste, Royal College of Art, London, 2010; BOOM!, Royal College of Art, London, 2009
  • Awards

  • Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851 Industrial Design Studentship, 2008; Institute of Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Scholarship, 2005-2008