Re-thinking Materials and the Circular Economy

24sep2:00 pm3:00 pmRe-thinking Materials and the Circular Economy2:00 pm - 3:00 pm OrganiserJulie's BicycleEvent TypeWebinar & Talks

Event Details


Join us as we rethink design approaches and explore the role circularity can have in the cultural sector.

In our next webinar for the Creative Green community, we will explore how ecological and circular economy principles can transform the way we make decisions about design and material choices in our cultural organisations.

Based on our ongoing research we will highlight some key processes to consider to make better-informed choices that reduce environmental impact. We will review some of the current trends to apply ecological thinking in your areas of work, from artistic practice to day to day operations.

Key takeaways

  • Develop circular approaches and ecological thinking in your productions by generating awareness of resource scarcity, toxicity of materials, landfill issues, and the challenges of traditional linear thinking in design.
  • Gain an understanding of the principles for systems thinking when assessing materials.
  • Review new approaches to design and productions that take into account the whole lifecycle of products, materials, sets and costumes.
  • We will look at greater modularity, approaches to construction that emphasize reconfiguration and deconstruction, and new business models that recapture materials.
  • Understand the benefits of collaborative communities and sharing networks to enable better exchange of resources.


2:00 – 2:20 – Setting the scene and context

2:20 – 2:40 – In conversation with guest speaker Oksana Bondar, Creative Director of BIOHM

2:40 – 3:00 – Q&A



(Thursday) 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm