‘Grassroots Innovation’ and Circular Economy
1st February 2016
There is growing grassroots innovation movement of Makers, Modifiers and Fixers that have the potential to initiate and accelerate more distributed, localised, low carbon, resource efficient (pro)sumption (production and consumption) models. This is being driven by increased access to information, increased sharing and collaboration, new ‘places and spaces’ to enable making, modifying and fixing, the emergence of new tools (e.g. 3D printing) and growing interest in thinking globally but acting locally. The workshop will give an overview of trends and issues that Professor Martin Charter, Director, The Centre for Sustainable Design ® is seeing emerge based on 25 years of working in the ‘sustainability and innovation’ area and introduce a series of projects related to Circular Economy Innovation. This will be followed up by a 2nd presentation by Rob Simpson of Transition Town Farnham on local ‘social innovation’ projects that are operating in the Farnham community.
‘Makers, Modifiers & Fixers’ is a FREE event but registration is required via EventBrite
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