Tracey Meade

Lecturer Further Education, UCA Epsom

Academic, School of Further Education

Tracey Meade's current practice embodies core aspects of her Masters; sensory and experiential design. She is interested in the development of the creative process and outcomes that promote, emphasise and challenge our sensory interaction and perception of our environment.

Her MA in Interior Design draws on her experience as a textile practitioner and explores the re-sensualisation of architectural space through materiality, auditory space, hapticity and vision.

Tracey investigated our perception of space to define the roles of the senses in relation to body, self, cognition and materiality. Relating her research to the hotel environment, she defined the inter-relations of space and senses through a series of illuminated maquettes and digitally rendered environments.

Theorists Pallasmaa 'Eyes of the skin' (2005) and Malner & Vodvarka 'Sensory Design' (2004) have been intrinsic to Tracey's analytical process. Through ethnographic research and practice-led methods she has worked on collaborative and independent projects.

Tracey's work in spatial design, re-appraises our environment through senses other than simply the visual. In her latest exhibition the haptic qualities of translucent fabric were used to re-sensualise the interaction of the visual and gallery space.

Qualifications:

  • 2006-2007: MA Interior Design, University College for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey, UK
  • 1989-1992: BA (Hons) Textiles and Fashion, Woven Textiles 2:1, Surrey Institute of Art and Design. Farnham, Surrey.
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Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy:

  • 1992: Associate member of the Royal Society of Art
  • 1992: Licentiate member of the Society of Designer Craftsmen.

Awards, Grants and Commisions:

1992: The Royal Society of Arts Design Award: Travel Award (Woven Textiles: Furnishing and upholstery design for an international hotel).

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