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What would the creative industries look like if we eradicated ‘waste’ altogether?

The ‘circular economy’ describes a system in which every material is re-purposed and recycled, or safely bio-degraded into the environment. This workshop is part of a series exploring how to make this a reality in the creative industries.

Using the fast-moving developments in music technology as a starting point, we’ll guide participants through the deconstruction of familiar electronic devices and equipment, mapping out materials and where they come from as we go. Then, using the ‘Four Design Models’ for a circular economy, we’ll consider different options for redesign and behaviour change towards a more sustainable system.

Participants will gain an understanding of the environmental issues around e-waste; share stories of new approaches to designing and using electronics; and come away with inspiration and solutions for change.

The session is led by the RSA’s Great Recovery project team and Julie’s Bicycle.

No previous technical knowledge or skills are required. This is suitable to those interested in arts and culture but open to all.

Fab Lab London, 1 Frederick’s Place, Off Old Jewry, London, EC2R 8AE

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 from 1.30 to 5.30pm.

Click here to book at place.