Creativity in the Circular Economy: Panel Discussion

Creative Carbon Scotland & Gayfield Creative Spaces

04 Dec 2015, 6 - 7:30pm

Gayfield Creative Spaces, Scotland


04 Dec 2015
6 - 7:30pm


Gayfield Creative Spaces
11 Gayfield Square
Edinburgh, Scotland,  EH1 3NT
United Kingdom
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Join Creative Carbon Scotland and Gayfield Creative Spaces for a drinks reception and panel discussion exploring the connections between Scotland’s circular economy, and art and design practices.

Panellists include: Lynn Wilson (Key Accounts Manager for Textiles, Zero Waste Scotland),Kathy Beckett (lead artist, Lifecycle of Stuff project) and Dawn Ellams (lead designer, To Sleep Lightly commission). The discussion will be chaired by Professor Chris Speed (Chair of Design Informatics at Edinburgh College of Art).

With Scotland’s ambitious waste and recycling targets (70% target recycled, and maximum 5% sent to landfill by 2025) there is an increasing drive to develop more circular models for the design, use, reuse and recycling of everyday materials and resources.

In this discussion we’ll hear about key initiatives already taking place on a national level to drive more efficient and creative uses of the planet’s finite resources. Kathy Beckett and Dawn Ellams will discuss their experiences of two recent art and design projects connecting creative practices with this big challenge in the contexts of visual art, creative learning and sustainable design.

This event takes place in the context of Re:See It exhibition and the To Sleep Lightly commission at Gayfield Creative Spaces and ArtCOP Scotland: Scotland’s climate change arts season.

We hope you can join us for drinks, networking and what promises to be a lively discussion!

This event is part of ArtCOP Scotland and is funded by Creative Scotland.