Clara Guasch Sastre,

  • MBP

Teaches Sustainability, Materials and Innovation

Clara works with strategic material and innovation development. Aiming for systemic change through circularity and for more sustainable options. Clara was part of the core group for the Better Cotton Initiative in its initial and consolidation stages. At IKEA she also led the agenda for material and innovation development for textiles. In Elisava she takes part in the DTNM (Design Through New Materials) Master. She has lectured at ETP Textiles in Brussels, at DAE in Eindhoven, at the Volkenkunde Museum in Leiden and at MA-DE in Barcelona.

She is a member of the council of the Urban Innovation Platform for Barcelona, BitHabitat, and of Hemp the Climate, an organization that supports the development of hemp as a climate positive industrial material re/source. As a consultant and advisor on strategic material and innovation development, Clara is helping companies shift towards more sustainable models. She wants to see positive change happen. To that end, she engages in different initiatives across various sectors. Whilst she keeps researching materials and innovations in connection to sustainability. 

“We are in need of change… and good design is an enabler of change.”

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