The Great Recovery at Resource
Great Recovery at Resource
4th – 6th March 2014, Excel, London
There’s no stopping the Great Recovery and we are hugely excited to be launching Phase 2 of the programme at the Resource show. This next phase of work will bring together material science innovators, design experts, manufacturers, and crucially, end-of-life specialists with a series of investigatory workshops, as well as the launch of a UK innovation hub based in Central London in Spring 2014.
To celebrate the launch of Phase 2 we are running three amazing, jam-packed days of talks, workshops and ways to get involved at the inaugural Resource exhibition:
Great Recovery: Phase 2 Launch
14:00 Tuesday 4th March
Sophie Thomas, Co-Director of Design at the RSA and Great Recovery project lead, and Michael Ciotkowski, Lead Technologist from the Technology Strategy Board introduce Phase 2 of the Great Recovery programme. This moves the Great Recovery from problem definition to problem solving.
Expanding the Design Network
14:10 Tuesday 4th March
Representatives from all areas of the Great Recovery’s Circular Network will discuss the role that both they and design have to play in the move to a more circular system.
Speakers to include:
Sophie Thomas, Co-Director of Design, RSA
Dr Hywel Jones, Materials Scientist, Sheffield Hallam University
Dr Adam Drazin, MA Culture, Material & Design coordinator, UCL
Nick Cliffe, Closed Loop Recycling
Dr Catherine Joce , CIKTN
Rich Glbert, Agency of Design
From End of Life to Innovation: Giving paint a new lick of paint.
15:00 Tuesday 4th March
Centred on innovation in paint recycling, we explore two projects showing different approaches to recovery: New Life from Old Paint (a Technology Strategy Board winning project) and Community Repaint. Representatives from both will discuss their different approaches, successes and challenges.
Speakers to include:
Sophie Thomas, Co-Director of Design, RSA (Chair)
Michael Ciotkowski, Technology Strategy Board
Chris Sherwin, SeymourPowell
David Cornish, Akzo Nobel Paints
Sam Reeve, Community RePaint
The Big Brainstorm
16:00 Tuesday 4th March
Facilitated by Sophie Thomas and Mark Shayler
In this interactive session, The Great Recovery team will challenge participants to move beyond the obvious and rethink the design of the stuff we live with. Focusing on fashion, electronics and construction, we will question the ludicrous wastage that goes on in retail fit-outs, and ask why on earth washing machines can’t be made to be repaired at home. And, when it comes to the fashion industry, is it destined to always be at odds with the circular economy? It is up to you, with the help of roaming experts, to apply design and business thinking to solve problems in Resource’s biggest brainstorm! Brought to you in association with Useful Simple Projects.
Teardown & Design Up: E-waste
11.30 – 13.00 Wednesday 5th March
Building on our ever-popular workshop series, we will be taking apart and exploring what is actually in our everyday electronics. How easy are they to repair, reuse and recycle, and how can we redesign them for circular systems? By getting hands-on and literally taking apart and recreating our everyday ‘stuff’, the Great Recovery workshop will enable all disciplines to learn from each other and ultimately to solve complex challenges through practical action. This is as much about service design as it is disassembly.
Facilitated by Sophie Thomas and Mark Shayler, plus guest experts TBC.
Teardown & Design Up: Textiles
11.30 – 13.00 Thursday 6th March
Building on our ever-popular workshop series, we will be taking apart and exploring what is actually in our everyday textiles. How easy are they to repair, reuse and recycle, and how can we redesign them for circular systems? By getting hands on and literally taking apart and recreating our everyday ‘stuff’, the Great Recovery workshop will enable all disciplines to learn from each other and ultimately to solve complex challenges through practical action. The product-service shift, the rule of fast-fashion, and the forgotten pursuit of excellence will all be discussed.
Facilitated by Sophie Thomas and Mark Shayler, we will also be joined by industry experts Ross Barry, LMB Textiles and Jamie Burdett, Worn Again.
You can find the Great Recovery throughout Resource at our stand, which will be located between the two main entrances. Come and:
- Meet the team
- Explore our materials library
- Sign up for future events
- Map yourself on our network wheel
- Meet a representative from the Technology Strategy Board
- Pop into our vox pop booth and tell us your opportunities and barriers
- … and more!