Opportunity: Textiles – Circular by Design Workshop

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Design in Action Chiasma: ‘ Textiles – Circular by Design’, 4pm, 18th – 20th March, Kirknewton, Edinburgh

Design in Action and Zero Waste Scotland invites academics, organisations, businesses and designers to take part in an exciting 2-day residential workshop and networking event to collaborate on generating and developing innovative ideas for the Scottish textiles sector. Following the event, there is the opportunity for attendees to apply for funding up to £20k to prototype ideas as near-to-market solutions.

The ‘Circular by Design’ Chiasma will explore emerging issues around textiles and the circular economy. In Scotland, the unique and world-renowned luxury fashion and textiles market is ready for change. The sector is big business, generating 9,500 jobs and a turnover of £956m each year (Scottish Government, 2013) and exports to more than 150 countries worldwide. This event will bring together stakeholders to inform and equip the Scottish textiles sector with the skills and resources to realise opportunities for a circular economy, focusing on smart innovation, material efficiency, collaborative consumption and the continuation of making meaningful, alternative products in the wake of new social and disruptive technologies.

The Chiasma will take place at the Dalmahoy Marriott Hotel, EH27 8EB and is free to attend. All meals and accommodation will be provided throughout the event and reasonable travel expenses reimbursed. Designers who meet the qualifying criteria will also have the opportunity to apply for a Design Support Grant worth up to £500 to attend.

APPLY ONLINE: http://www.designinaction.com/chiasmas/waste-scotland-chiasma
(closing date for applications is 4pm, Monday 16th February).

FURTHER ENQUIRIES: Contact Louise Jack, enquiries@designinaction.com (01382 385361) or Jen Ballie, j.ballie@dundee.ac.uk.

Design in Action is a Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Creative Economy based primarily at the University of Dundee and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and Creative Scotland to research, promote and create opportunities for the adoption of design as a strategy for economic growth in industry.

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In 2011 we worked with partners Festivals Edinburgh, the Federation of Scottish Threatre and Scottish Contemporary Art Network to support over thirty arts organisations to operate more sustainably.

We are now building on these achievements and working with over 70 cultural organisations across Scotland in various key areas including carbon management, behavioural change and advocacy for sustainable practice in the arts.

Our work with cultural organisations is the first step towards a wider change. Cultural organisations can influence public behaviour and attitudes about climate change through:

Changing their own behaviour;
Communicating with their audiences;
Engaging the public’s emotions, values and ideas.

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