Category: LTM News
April 4, 2016

Part of LTM project outcomes is the creation of specific educational and training modules, involving consortium partners Material ConneXion Italia (MCI) and University College London (UCL). The latter already organized a training session at their Institute of Making inviting a range of designers, architects, engineers and makers looking for new materials to incorporate into their practice. Participants got hands-on with conductive and thermochromic inks, low-melt and impact protection polymers and shape-memory metals.

This afternoon event, organized in collaboration with Brunel’s Human Centred Design Institute (HCDI), offered a chance to experiment and prototype with a range of unusual but commercially available materials. Guests were also introduced to the materials at the heart of the LTM project. In a group discussion, theylearnt more about the behavior, potential and limitations of these materials and explored how they might inform design practice. Have a glance at the event here.

MCI, on its side, is involving James Burchill from Brunel’s HCDI to hold similar sessions at several design schools in Milan, exploring the design process with radical new materials such as the ones developed during LTM project.

More to come in May!