Sarah’s starting point is Portland where she lives and works. Sarah has found reading Simon Ryder’s ExLab blog inspiring and would very much like to link with Simon’s work in some way.
As a designer Karen is aware that nature already ‘knows best’ and already works with natural form in design. This opportunity allows her to explore and experiment – pushing the boundary for the use of natural material and structure. It is a look into the science of material how it comes to be and how it changes from one state to another.
Frances intends to gather and document a collection of data – namely conversations and writing (scientific journals, educational literature, web based and paper sources). While respecting the latter as samples of empirical data, she will examine them with an eye for lyrical possibilities.