BBM Blog – Entry 4
The Re-Use Atlas: A designer’s guide to the circular economy
Since the Waste House was completed in June 2014, our very own Duncan Baker-Brown has been working on a book that considers the challenges and opportunities presenting designers and clients who wish to ‘mine the anthropocene’, i.e.work with existing places, communities and stuff previously mined and processed. Duncan’s book is entitled ‘The Re-Use Atlas’. It will be published in May 2017. However, this blog will give people the opportunity to read parts of the book before the publishing date.
This entry features the first in the series of case studies from Duncan’s book. “Adidas training shoe, developed in partnership with Parley for the oceans”. Next week’s case study details the work by “Re-worked” a non-profit business investing in green and social enterprise. Their approach originated from research at the University of Brighton in 2003–4, where their lead project considered waste streams from within the coffee industry that could be recycled within a circular economic model.
Check out the fourth entry here