Dr Martha Glazzard


Design and Making, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

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Martha holds a BA (Hons) in Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles, and a PhD entitled Re-Addressing The Role Of Knitted Textile Design Knowledge: Auxetic Textiles From A Practice-Led, Designer-Maker Perspective, which addresses the role of design knowledge in the production of technical fabrics – in this case showing the contribution of tacit design approaches from knit-specific knowledge in order to create auxetic materials (materials with a negative Poisson's ratio).

Martha is keenly interested in DIY culture, and has organised several arts, music and film events including collaborative events in conjunction with Nottingham Contemporary, Broadway Cinema, Arts Council England and local cultural groups.


Martha was a Research Fellow on An Internet of Soft Things (IoSoft), funded by the EPSRC, September 2014 - August 2016. The IoSoft project challenges how a radically connected world would be designed to benefit human wellbeing, and in particular, what types of experience can be instigated from smart textile interfaces.

She has also worked on several short-term projects relating to costume, dance, electronic textiles, wearables and collection archives as well as a year-long project with a large, international sportswear company.

Her current work explores knitting as a method of form-finding.

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Martha is a lecturer in a Teaching and Research post on the Textile Design course at DJCAD.