We think, make and live in shapes, and it turns out that the new thinking around sustainability has a shape too – the ‘circular economy’ – where going around in circles is a good thing!
Alternative Futures: Creativity and the Circular Economy is a day of inspirational talks, workshops and performances at Central Saint Martins. The event explores the move away from a linear, “make, use, dispose” model – to a more virtuous circle of production and consumption. The concept will be examined by practitioners from business, design, fashion, art and performance, including Professor in Culture and Creative Arts at the University of Glasgow, Kate Oakley; Senior Campaign Strategist at Greenpeace, Sara Ayech; India-based textile design and production house, Khaloom and artist collective from Spain, Basurama.
The day will explore how we might use circularity as a framework for the distribution of wealth, what ethical circular practice might look like, and how this transformative way of making and creating might change our relationship to objects, people and ourselves.
Alternative Futures is at Central Saint Martins, 12th April 9am – 5.30 pm.
Tickets are £15 or £10 for UAL students and staff. See the full programme and book here.
This event is produced by the Culture and Enterprise Programme at Central Saint Martins.