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CANCELLED 6 Dec: Can design contribute to circular business in car and fashion industries

News: Nov 29, 2017

The seminar has been cancelled due to illness.

It is urgent to change both industrial and consumer behaviour if we want to achieve sustainable goals. Cars and fashion belong to those industries whose business models are built on constant desires for new products – and new designs. While design has contributed to the model of obsolescence and the linear business model, can design instead reverse and contribute to the model of longevity and circular business models? Meet and discuss this with two doctoral students from HDK/Rise, Gothenburg and Swedish School of Textile, Borås.

Anna Lidström, fashion designer and PhD student at Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås. She is working with artistic research within the field of sustainable fashion, with the focus on exploring and developing alternative design strategies and methods that can meet the challenges of volatile quality of recycled raw materials in a cyclic system. With a strong focus on experimental design research the significance of the research is to investigate the potential of and develop models for resilient design strategies and methods that tackle the challenges in a cyclic system based on re-cycling.

Thomas Nyström, industrial designer and PhD student at Academy of Design and Crafts, University of Gothenburg and Research Institutes of Sweden (Rise Viktoria). Thomas research is focusing on how product design can support the transportation industry, including car companies, to develop circular business models to meet the challenges these industry face when reducing its negative impact on the climate. The significant of the research is to understand the logic of the industry and its capability to change.

Wednesday 6 December, 12-13, HDK room 338 (Hörsalen)
The conference is free of charge, but you need to register: info@adasweden.se


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