Designing for a Circular Economy
How do we design objects for a Circular Economy? This workshop examines design and the circular economy and explores the methods that designers can apply to reuse existing materials for objects that fit within a technical or biological cycle. We focus on exploring redesign processes, which allow designer-makers to catalyse increased commercial and cultural value in existing materials. This means that we can avoid resource depletion and redivert waste streams by commercially manufacturing value-added objects.
We are seeking emerging designers – working in textiles, jewellery, and object design - with 1-3 years industry experience to work as part of an interdisciplinary team of designer-makers in this explorative workshop. During the session you will explore, create and test repair, refurbishment and remanufacturing methods to create samples, prototypes and objects that reuse existing materials.
Details: Tuesday 18 October, 10am – 1pm
Change Maker, Jewellery, Sustainable, Textiles, Objects
Top Images (l-r): Emma Peters, Needle Felted Samples, 2021. Photo: Courtesy of the Artist. Emma Peters, Mending Sample 3 (detail), 2021. Photo: Courtesy of the Artist.