Duncan Invited to Speak at Imperial College London Grantham Institute
Date: 05 Dec 2018
Time: 16:00 – 17:00
Venue: Business School 200, LT2
The Grantham Institute is located in building is #21 on this map.
Campus: South Kensington Campus
This Wednesday Duncan will be a keynote speaker at “Changing Planet Seminar” hosted by The Grantham Institute for Climate Change and the Environment at Imperial College. The subject of the seminar will revolve around the connection between the Designers, Products, Materials, Networks & Cities and examining their role in supporting the Circular Economy. It will also highlight the issue of new strategies for waste and disposable materials.
More details on subjects mentioned in the seminar can be found in The Re-Use Atlas: A designer’s guide to the circular economy
Duncan’s 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’. The atlas features over 25 detailed case studies describing design exemplars from the worlds of textile & fashion design, product design, interior architecture, architecture and urban design. The purpose is to show designers how they can successfully navigate the emerging field of resource management and the circular economy.
The Grantham Changing Planet Seminars run on a monthly basis during term time. They are held in the Grantham Institute Boardroom, and are followed by a drinks reception. Organisation of the seminar series is student led and supported by the Grantham Institute. The aim is to complement the diversity of research at Imperial College London and promote links to the broader environmental community in UK and beyond.