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Connor Budd
Fibreshed Field School, 2020

Reciprocity and Stewardship Cohort

Although he is into his fourth year of industrial design at ECUAD, Connor Budd is attempting to move both his personal design practice and the discipline at large away from the industrial and towards something older, slower and more thoughtful. Shaped by his upbringing in the forests of Salt Spring Island, BC, biocentrism underpins his work, and he focuses on fostering and emphasizing locality, natural materials and processes, and use and preservation of ancient techniques and tools. In response to an increasingly selfish, destructive and excessive society, he has recently turned to exploring new design philosophy that operates in service of the natural world, ritualizing and spiritualizing design process and outputs, and questioning design sufficiency, necessity and permanence.