There and Back Again is a symposium hosted by the Centre for Circular Design engaging the research community at UAL and beyond around the theme of designing for a circular economy.
This third edition of the event investigates the circular model itself in the context of the global environmental crisis.
The concept of circular economy has been criticised for catering to the current capitalist and consumerist status quo. With a planetary crisis on our hands, how can we reconcile the idea of circular design with the social climate justice agenda? This will be discussed through the different viewpoints of the many ‘circular economies’ and how they might work together to provide the tools for effective transitions to more sustainable futures. This event explores how perspectives across design, academia, industry and education converge with circularity.