Archived details of our speakers and their seminar topics.

Cristina Nan (Lecturer in Design and Digital Fabrication) explains the background to the project and how the students created their sculpture.


The structure formed part of Craft Scotland and Emergents’ first national pavilion at the major industry event.

For Juliet, studying Design for Change at ECA prepared her for graduating amid a pandemic. Prominent themes discussed throughout the course became pertinent to everyday life, giving Juliet the confidence to find means to contribute constructively to the changes.

In studying Textiles - BA (Hons) Sophie has found a passion in challenging the social and environmental impacts of fast fashion which she hopes to continue to research alongside creating unique artwork.

Ming-Chen was inspired to study on the Illustration MFA by ECA design tutor, Jonathan Gibbs' wood engraving works which she was able to view online. The course presented the opportunity to combine the poetic elements of artwork with the classics of asian literature and the physical practice of crafting.

Studying Product Design - BA (Hons) offered Alexandra a huge variety of design modules and courses which have not only allowed her to discover her interests within a broad subject matter but equipped her with the skills to gain a job in the industry.

Exploring how designers and makers can use technologies to develop new thinking and practice.

Computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (often abbreviated to CAD-CAM) facilities are available to students across Edinburgh College of Art workshops. These include 3D printers, 3D scanners, CNC routers, CAD embroidery machines and laser printers.


Agustin Dieste, Material Practice - MSc graduate, won the prize for a digitally fabricated reciprocal frame canopy that acted as a roof, without having to be fixed to the fabric of the building.