What Does It Take to Design a Circular Economy?
Breakout Room #9
About the Session
Climate change impacts dominate headlines, often with a narrative based on fear, scarcity, and urgency. Companies face mounting pressure from reporting and regulations, triggering green-hushing and turning sustainability into a compliance-based burden. Moreover, the ever-evolving and ambiguous sustainability landscape demands ongoing learning, adaptation and innovation, constantly challenging the status quo of what's considered more sustainable. So, as designers, what can we do?
In our breakout session, I will share my 6+ years experience with circular economy innovation, we will explore the role of design in bridging customer needs with sustainability initiatives, and through an open exchange, we will discuss how design can be an enabler for opportunities and abundance within more circular futures.
You don’t need to be a sustainability expert... this workshop is designed for anyone who is open and curious about opportunities within this space, or the role they can play to unlock impact-driven initiatives.
- Introduction to the circular economy
- Reflection on design’s role in a circular economy
- Design frameworks for sustainability
- Resources and tips for impact ambassadorship