Join Duncan at the launch of his new book The Re-Use Atlas
Location: Fitzroy House, Lewes, East Sussex, BN7 2AD
Free entry and licensed bar
Organised in partnership with Lewes District Green Party, Making Lewes and Transition Town Lewes
Duncan will speak about some of the inspiring case studies featured in his book. This will be followed by an open debate with several expert panellists, further details on the event can be found below.
The Re-Use Atlas is a highly illustrated ‘atlas’, taking the reader on a journey, via four distinct ‘steps’ (recycling, reuse, reduce, closed loop), from our current ‘linear economy’ towards a system emulating the natural world, i.e, a ‘circular economy’. Featuring over 25 detailed case studies describing design exemplars from the worlds of textile & fashion design, product design, interior architecture, architecture and urban design, its purpose is to show designers how they can successfully navigate and exploit the emerging field of resource management and the circular economy. Each step is supplemented with an in depth interview with an expert who is successfully tackling one or more of these challenges that present all designers today. For more information on the Re-Use Atlas visit our blog which provides an insight into several of the case studies featured in the book.
Recent RIBA Bookshop reviews:
Jonathon Porritt, Founder Director, Forum for the Future
The genius of the human species is pretty much all that stands between us and a steady descent into hell on Earth. Through its uplifting narrative and inspiring case studies, the Re-Use Atlas showcases that genius at work in the material world, grafting elegant, super-efficient and circular solutions onto today’s insanely wasteful, linear economy.
Dr. Caroline Lucas MP
This book is full of positive stories, with tangible examples of projects that will inspire designers young and old to “mine the Anthropocene”. Politicians respond to ideas that have real, demonstrable examples backing them up. The Re-Use Atlas is full of those. I hope people get inspired, take note and take action.
Mark Miodownik Professor of Materials & Society, Director, Institute of Making, UCL
This is an inspirational book on an important topic – I hope it triggers a revolution in design.