Senior Research Fellow
Lambert, I. (2019, March). Narratives of Waste: an Exploration of material transformation through 3D printing. Presented at RTD2019 Method & Critique
This practice-led workshop was aimed at exploring how Ocean Plastic 3D printing filament can be used to devise objects to make use of its particular material qualities and com...
Innes, M. (2015, October). Lighting Design as a Second Language. Presented at LES RENCARDS DE L’ACETYLÈNE 2015, Paris
Lighting Education for Non-Specialists:
How does anyone end up working as a lighting designer? We have all discovered the joy of lighting design through different routes. Whe...
Smyth, M. (1999, January). Space, place and interface. Paper presented at Acradia Workshop
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Scottish Funding Council
We’re looking to develop a pet bedding design from re-used bedding material (Sheets, Duvets, Mattresses & Pillows). The idea is to make a product that is highly functional in nature and also well desi...
The Scottish Institute for Remanufacture
Leather is used in many luxury and utilitarian goods in our daily life. While many leather products, previously thought of as heirlooms, have become more replaceable and throwaway, many still aspire t...
In the context of reducing raw material usage and establishing Scotland’s capacity for designing and making furniture for re-use, this study aims to:
● establish key factors in consumer decisions to r...
Research Fellow, Module Leader
Kerlaff, P., & Cairns, A. Remanufactured Furniture Experiments aiming to minimise material loss and raw material addition – practical workshop at Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, Henan, China, February 2019
Remanufactured Furniture Experiments aiming to minimise material loss and raw material addition – practical workshop at Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, Henan, China, F...
Vettese, S., Vones, K., Allan, D., & Burton, K. (2018). 3D printed St Gabriel’s Chapel musical souvenir with interchangeable components
The research group have created a musical, 3D printed souvenir with interchangeable components so that the owner can create their own, personalised version of the musical expe...
Lambert, I. (2019). Designing new ways to make use of ocean plastic. The Conversation,
Beachcombing has long been a part of life for island communities. On the southwestern edge of Scarp, a small, treeless island off the coast of Harris in Scotland’s Outer Hebri...
Anastasiadou, C., & Vettese, S. (2019). “From souvenirs to 3D printed souvenirs”. Exploring the capabilities of additive manufacturing technologies in (re)-framing tourist souvenirs. Tourism Management, 71, 428-442. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tourman.2018.10.032
Souvenirs, whether mass-produced commodities made elsewhere or local artisanal handicrafts, are static objects that lack the capacity to mediate or generate the co-creative, a...
Anastasiadou, C., & Vettese, S. (2018). Digital Revolution or Plastic Gimmick? Authenticity in 3D Souvenirs. In J. M. Rickly, & E. S. Vidon (Eds.), Authenticity & Tourism Materialities, Perceptions, Experiences, 165-179. London: Emerald
Mass-market production of souvenirs, their disposability and their mixed up, interpretive styling may detach the tourist from
the actual experience. Conversely, it is the pers...
Vones, K., Allan, D., Lambert, I., & Vettese, S. (2018). 3D-printing ‘Ocean plastic’–Fostering childrens’ engagement with sustainability. Materials Today Communications, 16, 56-59. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mtcomm.2018.04.001
Ocean plastic pollution has been identified as one of the biggest environmental threats of our time. As large islands of plastic waste such as the Pacific Gyre amass through t...
Vettese Forster, S. (2017). 3D Printable Recycled Textiles: Material Innovation and a Resurrection of the Forgotten “shoddy” Industry. Journal of Textile Design Research and Practice, 5(2), 138-156. https://doi.org/10.1080/20511787.2018.1449073
This paper will disseminate an interdisciplinary project, undertaken at Edinburgh Napier University between the Design and Advanced Materials. Several 3D printable materials a...
Innes, M. (2017). Efficient or Effective. Lighting Magazine, 49(2), 100-107
Efficient or Effective: The contrast between these twin aspects of lighting cuts to the core of what it means to be a lighting designer. It poses the thorny question: what is ...
Kerlaff, P. (2016). Now I Sit Me Down by Witold Rybczynski, Review Paul Kerlaff. Interiors, 7(2-3), 191-193. https://doi.org/10.1080/20419112.2016.1242267
A simple but profound point opens Now I Sit Me Down: that chairs illustrate a kind of democratic manifestation of our relationship to things. Unlike architecture, and to a les...
Lambert, I. (in press). Improvisation: Autonomy, Heteronomy and Wilful Naïveté
This paper discusses theoretical perspectives on improvisation as a powerful generator of new knowledge in practice-based research and its enhancement through wilful naïveté. ...
Buwert, P. (in press). Design and Emergent Ethical Crises. In A. DeRosa, & L. Scherling (Eds.), Ethics in Design and CommunicationBloomsbury Publishing
Taylor, S. (2018). Lit Lace for Performance
With Robertson, I initiated, developed and led, Lit Lace for Performance, a culmination of cross-disciplinary collaborative work which explored the development of responsive s...
Interuniversitair Micro-Electronica Centrum vzw
Smart Textiles: Lit Lace for performance, is one of twenty four projects funded by the second WEAR (Wearable technologists Engage with Artists for Responsible Innovation) Sustain call.
WEAR is part o...
This project is to develop innovative system of creative lighting and projection to underpin a new tourism initiative at NTS Inverewe Gardens.
The aim of this project is to design and prototype a new, flatpack, low carbon home accessory for the Scottish tourist, domestic and export markets, using an eco-friendly alternative to medium density...
The project focuses on the creation of responsive, wearable objects that create playful interactions by sensing bodily and environmental stimuli, and expressing these through activating elements that ...
Edinburgh Innovations Ltd
The textile industry is based largely on the use of cotton, leather and oil derived polymers and these industries are resource intensive and not sustainable. For example, cotton production requires va...
Development of a working prototype for the "Wee Tie", a new fashion accessory for wearing with open-necked shirts. Our input will be to look at materials and fastening/adjusting mechanisms at the back...
Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland
The proposed research project seeks to examine the ways colony-based photographers represented and celebrated the success of the colonial-based enterprises in Southeast Asian at the turn of the 20th c...
Heriot Watt University
The project will develop specialised lighting systems appropriate for lighting woven optical fibre, develop lighting capacity as an integrated component, and advance large scale commercial manufacture...
Edinburgh World Heritage
12 Closes is a 4 year project partnership with Edinburgh World Heritage to re-invigorate and redesign a series of the Royal Mile's pedestrian closes. The projects will be developed through a process o...
This project proposes utilising high quality Scottish ‘unused’ textiles, including pieces of yarn and fabric that are too small to be used in apparel or upholstery production, in a ‘powdered’ form. Th...
The company is looking for an innovative means of creating a permanently installed communication system that visually enhances the building, can adaptively communicate and that is sensitive to the sit...
The product is a new flexible design tow that improves on existing market products. The current child bike tows are rigid and metallic and are not effective of certain types of terrain. The new design...
This research will investigate the nature of interactions between people and experience-oriented technologies such as new-media artw...
If the UK is to address its energy reduction targets, it is vital to understand energy use behaviours and to devise technology that positi...