Circular Open Design.
A group exhibition that set out to explore how Circular Economy principles and Open-Source knowledge sharing could help reduce waste in design.
This exhibition is now closed.
How might open-source knowledge sharing solve design's waste problem?
Meet the designers sharing their processes.
Seamstress & costume designer
Architect & furniture designer
Pianist & composer
Artist & designer
Designer & Producer
Concrete & terrazzo artist
Architect & fine furniture designer/ Maker
"I am very interested in nature and our natural environment. When you look at nature you see how all the different organisms have evolved and adapted to suit their environments. I like to think of design in a similar manner. If you look at your work as merely a rung on a ladder, slowly steering products in a certain direction, hopefully simplifying and improving them as we go.”
Adam Cornish - Industrial designer
"A critical concept of open-source information is access and empowerment. Our aim is to explore ideas around active participation in encouraging people to consider how they might reuse an item they previously considered to be waste. By investigating cardboard - a readily available material - and using low-tech tech processes, we hope to respond to the issue of waste in an accessible way."
Megan Stewart & Patrick Hayes
"Extensively used in screens and furniture, resin is trending with candy furniture popping up in our instagram feed. Resin is plastic and degrades very slowly hence contaminates our entire ecosystem. During the Covid-19 pandemic, acrylic screens were installed in shops and offices to protect workers, making resin as indispensable as ever. Resin is a cheap and formable thermoplastic but is difficult to recycle. While offcuts can be heat-pressed together to form new sheets, the waste from cutting requires a pyrolysis process, which presents the challenge in the management of this waste. Efficient pyrolysis techniques are key to achieving circular economy."