Social Design and Circular Economy - Revaluation of the waste / Soziales Design und Kreislaufwirtschaft - Aufwertung von Abfällen
2019-08-05, 15:00–17:30, Main tent

Workshop description
Currently, the great amount and variety of products and services, which are commercialized is alarming. They are not produced just to satisfy a basic necessity but to fabricate people’s need. Some of these take up an important role in our daily life. These products are not just a waste when they are disposed after they were used, but the whole production chain (manufacturing, distribution, and commercialization) pollutes the Environment.
The pollution produced from the not environmental friendly processes and the excess of production ended it affecting population, without distinction between the kinds of consumers. This economic model is not a new one, but in the previous years, different environmental authorities continue to warning about the unsustainability of the model. Our planet cannot sustain the consume rhyme that people currently have. And every year the natural resources assign to it, are consumed faster. This problem affects not just the current generation but the future ones.
But what if it were possible to use these waste to produce new products?
These workshop points to encourage participants, from the industrial design subject, to think about this problematic and get an overview about social design and circular economy. To think proposals to revaluate waste from industries, with the give it another use and prevent future environmental damages. On the other hand, it is important to people get involved in social matters and reach out vulnerable economy sectors of the society, to improve it.
The main goal of this workshop is to develop the participant’s empathy and creativity in a way to discuss environmental problems solutions, encouraging the feeling that the change is possible only if we work to improve the world and its inhabitant’s situation.


Dieser Workshop soll Teilnehmende aus dem Bereich Industriedesign ermutigen, sich mit dieser Problematik auseinanderzusetzen und sich einen Überblick über Social Design und Kreislaufwirtschaft zu verschaffen. Es sollen Ideen zur Verwertung von Industrieabfällen entwickelt werden, um zukünftige Umweltschäden zu vermeiden. Zudem ist es wichtig, dass sich Menschen mit sozialen Fragen beschäftigen und sensible Wirtschaftsbereiche der Gesellschaft erreichen und verbessern.


Prerequisites for participants – None, participants should be interested in using their creativity to solve some social problem using the circular economy.