Episode 5: Viviana Bostan

Corresponding with the world through artifacts: searching for sustainable and lasting design solutions

This episode features a conversation with Viviana Bostan, a final year student on the BA (Hons) Product Design course at Cardiff School of Art & Design, about their final year research which explores the role of the designer in the 21st century and in what manner approaches to design practices could create new connections between humans and the natural environment.

In conversation with Viviana are her dissertation supervisor, Dr Martyn Woodward, and Dr Clara Watkins, Senior Lecturer and Programme Director for Product Design.

You can find out more about Viviana’s work via her online portfolio at https://www.behance.net/vivianabostan/

If you would like to follow up on some of the ideas discussed in this episode you may find the following resources interesting:


  • Fry, T., 2018. Design Futuring: sustainability, ethics and new practice. London: Bloomsbury Visual Arts
  • Malafouris, L., 2013. How things shape the mind: a theory of material engagement. Cambridge, Ma: Mit Press.
  • Ingold, T. 2013. Making: anthropology, archaeology, art and architecture. Milton Park: Abingdon, Oxon.
  • Walker, S., 2014. Designing Sustainability. Routledge.

You can view some images of Viviana’s work below (click to view full screen):

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