Kaiser Romy
Kaiser Romy
Based in
Germany
Seniority
1 - 3 years experience
Gender
Female
Nationality
Germany
Resume
About

Hi!

I am Romy, a designer with focus on material innovation, sustainability and future thinking.

Therefore I am tackling our mindset & current systems using textiles & materiality as a tool. The combination of multidisciplinary research and future thinking is the basis of my work since it is impo

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rtant to me to shape and propose a more sustainable future.

Driven by curiosity I am always trying to push boundaries and build bridges between areas. Hence I am very comfortable working at the borders of design, especially at the intersections with new technologies and natural sciences. Living a multidisciplinary approach is therefore a key element. I believe that modern technology, applied in a concious way can create good for planet and people - contributing and aiming towards a more sustainable living.

My Master Degree work Kera-Plast in Textile Design at the University of Borås explores, therefore, a novel approach for the creation of a new material out of Human Hair, which is considered currently as waste. Transforming it into a biodegradable, stiff, shiny & plastic-looking material.

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PhD (School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape)
Newcastle University Oct. 1, 2020 - Present
United Kingdom

Working on: The Living Textile Interface - Project
Focus: Textile Methods / BioDesign / Interactive Materials
HUB for Biotechnology in the Built Environment, Newcastle

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Milan Fair (online)
Isola Design District Jun. 2020 - Present
Worldwide Online, Italy

part of the online Isola Design District Community of innovative and sustainable Designers

Shortlisted
Dorothy Waxman International Textile Design Prize
2020
New York / Worldwide, United States

Part of the 20 shortlisted candidates of over 200 applicants.
Winner will be announced 30. September 2020 at the Virtual Talking Textiles Conference, New York
www.NYTMreservetickets.com

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MFA
University of Boras Aug. 8, 2018 - Aug. 31, 2020
Sweden

Textile Design
research specialized on: smart textiles, biodesign, sustainable transformation, new materials, textile methods

Student Assistant Pforzheim University
Gründerwerk Aug. 2017 - Feb. 2018
Germany
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BA
Pforzheim HfG Oct. 1, 2013 - Jan. 18, 2018
Germany

fashion design, interdisciplinary design, smart textiles
BA thesis: Who will we be? A study about our future self in realtionship to digitalization

Internship
Rokh Apr. 2016 - Aug. 2016
London, United Kingdom

Design, pattern cutting, sampling in a small start-up

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Internship Gold Label Studio
Vivienne Westwood Jan. 2016 - Apr. 2016
London, United Kingdom

support in project organisation, sampling, fabric organisation, support in
design and pattern cutting

Internship Wardrobe department
Richard Wagner Festival Jan. 2013 - Aug. 2013
Bayreuth , Germany
Skills

Design

Management

Concept

Textile

Engineering Approach

Languages

German

Native language

English

Fluent

Swedish

Basic knowledge

Italian

Basic knowledge

BACK TO MATERIALS - INTERVIEW WITH SOMA_STUDIOMILANO

part of Isola Design District, Milano 2020
Interview under the series Back to Material by Soma_studiomilano.

Since 2017, the two founders Ana Luiza Magalhaes and Marlon Chiumento are in touch with new initiatives, projects, talented professionals that see as only possible future, the circular on

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e. They want to take part in the real evolution of these times, where design is, more than ever, collaboration with life sciences and social sciences to build a sustainable world and to encourage a shift towards a circular economy.

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