Space Talks #005: Seetal Solanki

Seetal Solanki is the founder and director of London-based materials research and design studio Ma-tt-er and the author of Why Materials Matter (UK, Prestel, 2018). She has taught at London’s Royal College of Art and has worked with the British Council, IKEA/SPACE10, The Future Laboratory, Selfridges, DAZED, Iceland Academy of the Arts, The Design Museum London, Hyundai, NIKE, World Water Day and Politecnico di Milano and Potato Head Bali. Her practice explores alternative methods of implementing materials more responsibly across industry and education, which reveals the truth about how we live today and how we might live tomorrow. Here, Solanki talks ripping-up design principles, understanding the role of materials, and how mushrooms, seaweed and coconut water can help us build a more sustainable future.

Watch our conversation with Seetal here.

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