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Conference Sketch the Change! will introduce how to use principles of circular economy in the creative field. It targets primarily designers, architects and manufacturers, as they are the one who shape the future of products, buildings and services around us.
Circular economy is a promising concept that provides a way out of the permanently unsustainable model in which our society currently finds itself. It draws inspiration from nature, where everything is constantly circulating, processes are most effective and no waste is generated. Every organism and material is utilized repeatedly, thus undergoing never-ending transformation. The aim of the conference is to help creative people explore the potential of this concept and find ways to incorporate it into their everyday practice.
The conference will be a source of valuable information and inspiration in the form of lectures and guided discussions with both Czech and foreign experts. Time is also set aside for networking. Sharing know-how and establishing interdisciplinary cooperation is key to creating new business models and launching successful projects.
There will be also a pop-up exhibition of innovative & sustainable materials and a new printed edition of the Material Times magazine will be launched. The new publication will focus on issues of our shared living environment and present concrete examples of links among people, materials, things, and organisms.
The co-organiser of the event is the Prague Institute of Planning and Development, with the professional support of the Institute of Circular Economy. The key media partner is Material Times.