Central Saint Martins Green Week – PLURAL FUTURE #9 Up On The Roof
When: 14th February 2018 18:00 – 20:00
Room: LVMH E003
To reserve your place email: email@example.com (UAL staff and students only)
“PLURAL FUTURES acknowledges the broad range of approaches to sustainability within the art and design practices of Central Saint Martins students and staff. The Green Week programme aims to showcase a snap shot of those approaches, find connections and provoke further discourse and action.”
Duncan will lead an architectural evening at The Central St Martins campus on Wednesday 14th February. The talk will focus on case studies from his book “The Re-Use Atlas” followed by a workshop/discussion into making better use of Central Saint Martin’s existing roof terrace.
The Re-Use Atlas: A Designer’s Guide to the Circular Economy
Since the Waste House was completed in June 2014, 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.
This book 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. This atlas has contributory essays from, among others, Prof. Walter Stahel of the Product-Life Institute, and Prof. Jonathan Chapman who wrote ‘Emotionally Durable Design’.
- Optimistic take on the sustainable design
- Includes illustrative, international projects at different scales
- Shows designers and students how they can positively affect change in this area
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