Cynthia Hathaway

Design tutor

Cynthia Hathaway (CDN) is a designer, participatory artistic researcher. She is presently teaching at the Industrial Design department of the KABK.

Cynthia heads Hathaway Designs, a studio for inclusive space making, activism and collaborative practices. A major focus of Cynthia’s research is off-the-grid groups with tremendous DIY (do-it-yourself) or DIT (do-it-together) skills, ranging from the Mennonites and Amish, giant vegetable growers, antique car hobbyists, maverick scientists, and shepherds.

Since 2015, Cynthia has been tracing the wool trail from the back of a sheep, to giant mountains of post-consumer wool garment waste in Pakistan. Cynthia is founder of WASA (Wool Alliance for Social Agency), tracing various streams of expertise associated with this ‘golden fleece’, to re-inform current textile production and design thinking.