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lauren . bowker
- L A U R E N . B O W K E R -
CV
L A U R E N . B O W K E R
DISCOVERIE OF
SCIENCE, ART, DESIGN
AND MAGIC
- STATEMENT A creative materials alchemist & designer with a user experience, chemistry and textiles
background. Mainly designing and prototyping materials innovation, experience & magic.
with aesthetics lay at the heart. Key skills & interests lie in the relationship between people
and emerging technologies within materials . (particularly the experience of the consumer)
and innovating through the design of new material, interactions, services and surfaces.
Creating new dimensions of experience, to foster participation and the transparency of
information using wonder and beauty.
- Specialities -
Applied Chemistry within environment responsive surfaces,
Application of human centered technology.
Experience lead innovation.
Innovation design, with consumer focus.
Context understanding, idea generating & concept development
Creating prototypes for scenarios/experiences
Technology innovation, materials magic, surface design, physical-chemical interaction.
Integrating the physical-digital.
- EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS AND AWARDS-EducationD:Stem Ambassador the Royal Academy of Engineering
The Royal College of Art MA textiles Distinction
Manchester school of Art Ba Hons First (Textile Design for Fashion)
- Funding / Awards / Bursaries received Manchester innovation award
RSA highly commended award
Fashioning the futures commended award
The worshipful company of clothworkers award
Texprint 2011 award
Spinexpo travel award
RCA/PWC springboard new innovation award
Artist in residence London Printworks trust
Artist in residence the Royal Academy of Engineering/P3i
LONDON
Key
successes
2 3 H a c o n S q u a r e , R to
i c date
h m o- n d R o a d
ICTomorrow, British Fashion Council and Tech City Investment Digital Innovation Contest - FASHION Award
Hackney, e8 3QR
Creation of award winning Pollution Absorbent Dye,
(collaboration Manchester School of Biological and Chemical Sciences.)
Development of world first multi-chromic environment sensitive ink
Exhibited at Indigo Paris and Shanghai Spinexpo.
Shown on schedule in collaboration with Peachoo&Krejberg Paris Fashion week 2012
Featured in LOVE magazine shot by Tim Walker worn by Kate Moss.
Featured in Textiles Viewm View 2 and Viewpoint magazine
Featured in WSA SportsTextiles magazine
Featured in Huffington Post and the Metro.
Exhibitor at Inspiring Matters RCA with Materials KTN
Featured in Dazed and Confused magazine Dazed Digital twice.
Performing arts piece Funeral to end PHNX,
Funeral endorsed by Hendricks Gin and 55DSL in Shoreditch Box Park London.
Window and installation for Opening store of Wolf and Badger Dover Street.
Feature film on Fashion One and fashion TV.
Exhibited the Royal Academy of Engineering.
CV
L A U R E N . B O W K E R
- EMPLOYMENT HISTORY & SKILLSTHE UNSEEN
July 2012 – Present
T H E U N S E E N Houses materials Alchemist, Lauren Bowker, set up as a prophetic Materials House, to inspire generations of new designers,
thinkers, innovators and scientists toward revolutionising the aesthetic of technology. T H E U N S E E N Aims to champion through the fashion
model by creating seasonal couture pieces, shown physically through installations, high profile events and unusual exhibition's,
as an alternative to the traditional catwalk. These one off showpieces are intended as catalyst
“Trojan horses” to display the potential fabrication of the technical materials conjured up in house seasonally .
Releasing a collection of magic materials bi-annually,abiding to the fashion-textiles model
NICOLE FARHI
JUNE 2013
Technical Materials consultant
Menswear show S/S
HENDRICKS GIN
FEB 2013
Artist in residence
THE NORTHUMBRIA SCHOOL OF RESEARCH - P3i
May 2012 – Dec 2012 (7 months)
London, United Kingdom
Consultant in Smart technologies and their application within the environment and human-centered design.
Working towards a Show with the Royal Academy of Engineering September 2012.
PHNX
textile innovator
August 2011 –2012 (1 year 6 months)
Materials Alchemy specialising in colour change. Chemical materials technologist, at PHNX lauren cured several new chromic colour change inks that
are respondant to the environment around us, displayed in a provoking feathered piece, to push the expectations of wearable technology.
PdcL2
Textile Innovator
June 2008 – Present (4 years 8 months)
Pdcl2 is an innovative company focused on tackling the hazardous elements of everyday life through the means of wearable textile design.
Creator of the worlds first pollution absorbant ink.
PEACHOO&KREJBERG
November 2011 – February 2012 (4 months)
Paris Area, France
Visionary creative behind the A/W 2013 feathered show sculptures, with the trust of Roy and Peachoo to prove that "distorted beauty, dreams and
mystery do still exist in todays bland fashion world". Peachoo and Krejberg 2012.
INSPIRING MATTERS CONFERENCE MATERIALS KTN/RCA
Exhibitor
March 2011 – March 2011 (1 month)
London, United Kingdom
Chosen to exhibit within the Inspiring Matter exhibition, to help provide a unique insider’s view of how some of the world’s leading designers,
scientists, artists and anthropologists think and work within materials research and innovation.
AIRBUS
Future visions 2050 consultant
January 2010 – June 2010 (6 months)London, United Kingdom
Consultant for Smart and future materials and they're application within the concept cabin vision.
- INTERESTS-
Colour change, Alchemy, new technology, smell, taste, texture, memory, experience
Dreams and visions, fabrics, fashion and textiles, performance apparel, society, medical textiles,
people, skin. innovation, the sixties, the future, futurology, science fiction,
treating societies hazardous symptoms through materials.
The Magic Circle (honoury friend)
The Internet of Things.
-REFERENCESReferences availiable on request.
T H A N K Y O U
LAUREN . BOWKER
T H E U N S E E N
23 Hacon Square, Richmond Road
Hackney, e8 3QR
[email protected]
WWW.SEETHEUNSEEN.CO.UK
+44 (0) 7946 555 859