In Think, Make, Do - an output of the Cooperative Inquiry project - Katharine May, Alana James, Katelyn Toth-Fejal and Sarah Lees reflect on the role of creativity and experimentation in the teaching of fashion sustainability as part of the By the Fire cooperative inquiry project. Katelyn Toth-Fejal explores the use of drawing as a tool for MA students to interrogate their relationship with nature. Alana James reflects on how to support third year design students to engage in sustainability in their work. Katharine May proposes interactions with the indigo dye bath as a location for movement and play in order to develop rituals for fashion practices to change mindsets. Finally, Sarah Lees reflects on the necessity of step by step changes in teaching students on a buying and merchandising module.
This piece, developed collaboratively as part of the By the Fire cooperative inquiry process by Dilys Williams, Emma Rigby and Jade Whitson-Smith, is a reflection on the relationship between university views on success and student expectations of their, analysed within a framework of sustainablity. We invite your reflections on this topic.