The Winterthur Museum, Garden, and Library will host designer, researcher, and part-time faculty member Sarah Templin as a Maker-Creator Fellow this summer.

Winterthur’s collection of historic furniture is ripe with examples that demonstrate historical methods known to reduce the carbon footprint, exemplify traditional making techniques that may be adapted for contemporary manufacturing, and represent historical precedents of contemporary sustainable design theories such as “design for the circular economy” or “design for disassembly”. Sarah will be documenting the work in Winthertur’s collection that exemplify this, and creating physical samples of these traditional methods and that are based on the examples in Wintherthur’s collection, yet are adapted for the constraints of contemporary manufacturing with the intention of demonstrating practical methods for sustainable manufacturing.