Retail futures in the Circular Economy
Talia is a doctoral researcher with the Institute for Design Innovation. She has over 20 years experience working as a designer and an MBA (merit) from Imperial College. Her research is funded by Techne and focuses on retail and the circular economy.
Talia holds an MBA (merit) from Imperial College and a Bachelor of Fine Art (Hons) from the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design. She has over 20 years experience working as a designer across multiple disciplines including digital products, sustainable fashion and print communications.
PhD research description
Talia's research explores the future of retail as an interface between production and consumption in the circular economy. Her research employs critical and speculative design methods to interrogate proposals for circular economy business models, falsify assumptions and illuminate pathways to a sustainable production-consumption system.
Awards, grants or scholarships received
Talia's research is funded by Techne. Techne supports outstanding students pursuing the 'craft' of research through innovative, interdisciplinary and creative approaches across the range of the arts and humanities.
Papers, publications and articles
- Hussain, T. (2018). Re-fashioning the garment industry: Exploring innovations for a circular economy. Clothing Cultures, 5(1), 61-86.