Designer and researcher working with textiles, sustainability and material based storytelling.

Hi!

I'm a designer and researcher who works on projects exploring material based storytelling through investigative topics around sustainability across multiple disciplines. I’m particularly interested in working with living systems in search for better fabrication methods which carry a story of human- nature relationships.

After graduating BA Textile design (First Class Honours) in Heriot Watt University, Scottish Borders I have worked as woven textile designer for luxury market. This experience taught me about the traditional and current manufacturing methods and made me wonder if alternative ways are possible. To investigate the topic, I studied the MA Material Futures at Central St Martins. During this time I turned my practice towards an interdisciplinary approach to experimental material research. My latest project Myco Colour uses living fungi to colour materials- a new and sustainable dyeing method.

Get in touch if you are interested in collaboration or just curious.

lienekazak@gmail.com


Publications


Exhibitions

Talks

2022

“The Story of a Blue Mushroom”,
by Liene Kazaka
Tatter journal,
Issue 3: Blue

2021

Feature, 
_Shift
Online

Feature,
Plural Magazine 
Online

The Future of Colour Report, Luminary, Issue 25
Print

Part of collection,
Future Materials Bank
Online

Colour Hive, 
Mix Magazine No. 65
Print

Haeckels, 
Blue Mind Journal
Online





2022

28th Apr- 21st May
Material Futures X Aram Gallery
Aram Gallery, Aram Store
London, UK

8-10th Feb
Surface Design Show, Business Design Centre
London, UK

2021

16-24th Oct
“United Matters” at Microlab, Dutch Design week
Eindhoven, NL

18-26th Sept
“Material Heroes” at Kings Cross, London Design Festival
London, UK

18-29th Sept 
“Mycota” at Project Thirteen, London Design Festival
London, UK

24th Jun-4th July
“Material Futures degree show 2021”
London, UK

2019

30th Nov
“The Everyday Martian”
London Design Museum 
London, UK

2018

21st-23rd Sept 
Premier Vision with 
Lochcarron of Scotland Paris, FR

2016

17th- 25th Sept
“New Designers 2016”
London, UK
2022

Feb
Mikoloģijas 60`. Zilzaļās sēnes un mūsdienu tehnoloģijas (Mushrooms & Design)
Latvijas Mikologu biedrība un draugi
Online

2021

Sept
Q&A, “Planet Fungi”, Waltham Forest Fungus Forthnight
London, UK