Wanlin Zhang

PhD Candidate
Design for sustainability; Traditional making and sustainability; Crafts revival
w [dot] zhang12 [at] lancaster [dot] ac [dot] uk

Wanlin holds a BA in Industrial Design at Central South University in China and an MA in Design (Design for Social Innovation) at Hunan University in China. Currently, her PhD research lies in how design for sustainability can be effectively used to measure and then improve related design interventions in traditional making sector. 


Zhang, W., Walker, S. (2018) A values-based direction: overcoming an imbalanced relationship between the designers and craftspeople. In the proceedings of CUMULUS Conference Wuxi 2018: Diffused Transition & Design Opportunities. Wuxi, China, 31st October-3rd November, 2018