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[W]interieuravond | SWITCHRS, Manu Vollens, Designing for the circular economy

donderdag 28 februari 2019 - 20:00 tot 22:00

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MECHELEN

Manu is co-founder of Switchrs, a multidisciplinary innovation collective that focuses on social-circular economy. On a daily base, he helps companies to define new sustainable business opportunities by facilitating workshops and developing products, services, business models and much more. He also loves experimenting with his own micro-businesses and tools to facilitate change and design thinking.

Our current global economy is dominated by a linear model of production & consumption, in which materials are transformed into products that are sold, used & almost always end-up as “waste”. With global warming, price rises & the growing pressure on resources this “take-make-dispose” model needs a proper update: Welcome circular economy!

In this interactive talk, Manu will talk about the crucial role designers have to foster the shift from a linear to a circular economy. Which (circular) design principles do we need to take into account, from which companies can we learn & how can you create impact today? 

Any specific questions you like to get answered? Feel free to send them upfront to manu@switchrs.com

www.switchrs.com

p r a k t i s c h :

de lezingen zijn gratis toegankelijk mits inschrijving via bovenstaande link
we starten stipt om 20:00
na de lezing is er kans om na te praten aan de studentenbar

This lecture will be held in English.