Organised by the Design Museum
Join a panel of design experts as they discuss the challenges and opportunities in applying circular economy principles across the built environment sector in the second event in a two-part series with Project Etopia.
This will be followed by a view of the major exhibition Waste Age: What can design do?
The built environment sector is the UK’s biggest consumer of natural resources.
The circular economy model presents an opportunity to make a step-change. It requires a rethink of design governance, regulation and business models: decoupling economic growth from resource consumption. Instead, materials, products and components are designed and built to be more durable, and to be repaired, refurbished, reused and repurposed in repetitive loops, minimising waste.
In this panel chaired architect and engineer Maria Smith, panellists Barnabas Calder, Jo Wright and Joseph Daniels discuss the vital ways research, innovation and collaboration are integrating circular economy principles into the built environment, and the role policymakers and large organisations have to play in this.
The Waste Age exhibition will be open until 9pm - visitors are able to visit the exhibition following the talk. This is included in the event ticket.
- Barnabas Calder
- Jo Wright
- Joseph Daniels
- Maria Smith