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Clerkenwell Design Week

The Foundation is happy to announce that we will be taking part in the prestigious Clerkenwell Design Week, which runs from 22nd – 24th May 2012. On the final day, Ellen will be presenting to practicing designers and architects on the role of design in the transition to a circular economy.

Following Ellen’s Presentation, the Foundation will be running a Redesign Lab for around 50 attendees. The evening workshop provides designers and design & technology teachers the rare opportunity to work alongside one another in disassembling an everyday product, and considering how it could be redesigned for a future of finite energy and resources.


The workshop has been conceived by award-winning D&T Teacher Steve Parkinson, and will provide an introduction to circular economy thinking and relate this to product design.

The Foundation and D&T Association will be publishing an extensive suite of free teaching resources later this year, and this event gives educators a first look at the role of the circular economy in the new D&T curriculum.

Find out more about Clerkenwell Design Week here, or on Facebook and Twitter

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The core text. Describing the basic shift from sustainability as 'doing less harm', and focussing on 'me and consumerism' to one of 'doing good' and 'systems and citizenship'.


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