The Great Recovery project is about encouraging designers, engineers, technicians, manufacturers, brands and waste managers to think and do things differently; to design, manufacture, use and dispose of products in a way that fits with the world we actually live in.
The workshop has been designed to encourage participants from any industry or part of the ‘circular network’ to meet, debate and collaborate.
It will complement the work of Zero Waste Scotland and Innovate UK, to help you understand the challenges and opportunities around the circular economy and design for a closed loop system.
We will kick off with an investigation into end of life challenges, using practical ‘tear down’ exercises to explore the nature of supply chains, logistics, resource efficiency, waste and business or technical challenges. After this, the focus will turn to the opportunities that exist for ‘designing up’ new products and services in different industries, and the analysis of systems thinking around a closed loop model.
You should apply:
- If you are a practicing designer, are part of an in-house design team, commission designers or work on product development for clients.
- If you fit into any of the identified sectors in our circular network (designers, waste managers, materials specialists, policymakers, manufacturers, brands, investors & academics).
- If you are interested in applying for any of the Innovate UK competitions.
The Great Recovery workshop is a work-based professional workshop created to help you debate issues around material choices and product life cycles. We hope to be running a series of student specific workshops later in the programme.
Location: Charing Cross, Glasgow G3 6UJ
For further information about the event please contact Head of Scotland Jamie Cooke: