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Circular Economy Workshop

April 11, 2019
09:00 - 17:00

Huckletree D2
The Academy, 42 Pearse Street
Dublin , D02 YX88

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Member cost:
Non-member cost: 45

A circular economy is an alternative to a traditional linear economy  in which we make, use, and dispose. In a circular economy we keep resources in use for as long as possible, extracting the maximum value from them while in use, then recovering and regenerating products and materials at the end of each service life.

This one-day workshop will introduce design and creative professionals to the theories that make up Circular Design. Participants will also put into practice some of the tools and techniques to enable circularity across all aspects of the design process.

How does it work?
The workshop will introduce the Circular Economy and its implications for design processes. It will cover several important topics on how to implement the principles of circularity into the design process, and will also also examine some case studies that have successfully implemented these principles. Building upon the underlying theory, participants will to explore the opportunities in their businesses to adopt these principles and approaches.

Who should attend?
Professional designers and creative professionals who would like to learn more about the opportunities of circularity and its impact on the future of design. Spaces are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Workshop date
9-5pm, Thursday, 11 April 2019

€45 per person.

Limited places are available through Eventbrite.

About the trainers

Dr. Muireann McMahon
Bachelors of Design (Honours) Industrial Design, Masters of Science (Sustainable Product Design), PhD (Social Sustainability in Design)

Muireann is a full-time lecturer on the BSc. Product Design and Technology at the University of Limerick. She completed her PhD with Loughborough Design School, UK, in 2013 and followed this with six months spent as the first scholar-in residence with Designmatters at Art Center College of Design, California. She has previously worked as a Design Lecturer at the Institute of Technology, Carlow; Unitec Auckland, New Zealand; Bournemouth University, UK and as professional designer in the commercial furniture and interior industry. Her research interests include sustainable design, design for social impact, collaborative design and transdisciplinary practice and design.

Dr. Yekta Bakırlıoğlu
B.ID, Masters of Science, PhD in Industrial Design

Yekta is a post-doctoral researcher in Design Factors at University of Limerick working on an Erasmus+ Knowledge Alliance EU project on sustainability education. He received his Bachelor’s and MSc degrees in Industrial Design from Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. He recently completed his PhD research in the same department on Open Design and Sustainability. His research interests include design education for sustainability, sustainable consumption and production, sustainability scenarios, biomimicry, and research through design.

The workshop will also be coordinated by Peter Joore, Professor of Open Innovation at NHL University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands; Sine Çelik, design researcher and lecturer at the Department of Open Innovation at NHL University of Applied Sciences, Netherlands; Jordi Segalàs, Director of the Research Institute of Sustainability Science and Technology at the UPC-Barcelona Tech (Catalonia) and Nazlı Özkan, post-doctoral researcher at Linköping University; Àlex Jiménez, designer, engineer and CEO of Nutcreatives.

Project partners

  • Four universities: Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), the University of
    Limerick (UL), Ireland, NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences (NHL), the
    Netherlands, and Linköping University (LiU) in Sweden
  • Four national centres for the promotion of design: BCD Barcelona Design Centre,
    the Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI), House of Design (HoD, the
    Netherlands), and the Swedish Industrial Design Foundation (SVID)
  • Four SMEs: Nutcreatives (NutC), Catalunya; One Off, Ireland; C’est Ne Pas Un
    Holding, the Netherlands; and Habermann Design & Development (HD&D),

This workshop has been produced with the support of the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union, under the Circular Design: Learning for Innovative Design for Sustainability (L4IDS) Knowledge Alliance project. The European Commission support for the production of this publication does not constitute endorsement of the contents which reflects the views only of the authors, and the Commission cannot be held responsible for any use which may be made of the information contained therein.

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