DIF 2016 FESTIVAL
Dates: 7th to 25th November 2016
What is the DIF Festival?
The Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) is an online, open access event that invites thought-leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, businesses, makers and learners to explore the question “The economy is changing – what do I need to know, experience and do?”.
The DIF is a devolved event which takes place over a three-week period around the world; coordinated and accessible at thinkdif.co. Over 200 sessions are held across six virtual stages, ranging from the must see thinkers and thought-leading Headliners to the Open Mic stage, composed of self organised contributions from innovative individuals or organisations. In 2016 the DIF takes place from 7-25 November.
Using a mix of online and face to face events, participants have the opportunity to explore the economy through a different lens. Sessions demonstrate how people worldwide are challenging the current ‘take, make and dispose’ economic model.
Alongside the 2016 main themes – System Reset, Regenerative Cities and The Future of Work – broader themes encompassed are; Design Innovation, Systems Thinking, Sharing Economy, Internet of Things, Regenerative Agriculture, Entrepreneurship, New Business Models, Materials and Energy and 21st Century Science.
Design can save the world
“Duncan Baker-Brown is an architect, academic and environmental activist. Best known for building ‘the Brighton Waste House’, Europe’s first permanent public building made from over 90% material discarded by others.
Recently Duncan has been writing a book, ‘The Re-Use Atlas: a designer’s guide towards a circular economy’, that describes, via case studies from the worlds of design, fashion, food and architecture, clear ‘steps’ towards truly closed loop systems.
Duncan say that “design can save the world”, as it is the design of closed loop systems, as well as the design of stuff and resources within these systems that will enable a truly circular economy.”
For further details on the event please visit the website here