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Commoning Situated Knowledge: Co-Teaching-and-Learning the ‘Design-Led Upcycling’ of Waste Clothing

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This study examines the introduction of a ‘design-led upcycling’ group project into an established design and enterprise curriculum structure with students on BA (Hons) fashion and textile design at the University of Portsmouth, UK. It reflects the common experience and situated knowledges of academic, technical staff and students contextualised within the changing imperatives of design education. Academics and technicians re-evaluated their established teaching and support methods in relation to upcycling in design.


  • Circular design
  • Design pedagogy
  • Fashion commons
  • Sustainable fashion and textiles
  • Theory of communication

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Igoe, E., Noble, S., Torres, L., Cunningham, J. (2021). Commoning Situated Knowledge: Co-Teaching-and-Learning the ‘Design-Led Upcycling’ of Waste Clothing. In: Sung, K., Singh, J., Bridgens, B. (eds) State-of-the-Art Upcycling Research and Practice . Lecture Notes in Production Engineering. Springer, Cham.

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