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The New Materialists, Arts Foundation Awards Event


Becky participated in the panel discussion with the four shortlisted finalists - Jack Herring, Lewis Hornby, Fernando LaPosse and Bethany Williams - at an event at the Design Museum on 19 November 2019.

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With products ranging from furniture, food, fashion and electrical, the four groundbreaking finalists of the Arts Foundation’s 2020 Materials Evolution Award discussed the challenges they face building a business with social innovation at its heart. How can a sustainable social outcome be the context for all materials design? How do designers connect social and environmental problems so materials don’t solve one problem but create another? Where will investment and support come from to help sustainable businesses scale fast?

The prize giving event for all AFFA categories this year will be at the ICA on the 27 January 2020.