‘Circular by Design’ Chiasma

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Design in Action (DiA), a Knowledge Exchange Hub for the Creative Economy based primarily at the University of Dundee, will host a ‘Chiasma’ innovation event on Wednesday 18th March.

The confirmed speakers are renowned British designer and pioneer of ethical and environmental fashion Katharine Hamnett, Professor Becky Earley and Dr Kate Goldsworthy from the Textile Futures Research Centre at the University of the Arts, London, and Dr Conny Bakker from TU Delft.

The Chiasma, entitled ‘Circular by Design‘, is being run in partnership with Zero Waste Scotland, and will aim to transform thinking and support innovation for the textiles and fashion sector. Shaping the future through innovative design is one of the key challenges the University of Dundee aims to meet in its core mission to transform lives, locally and globally.

The two-day residential Chiasma will bring together participants from business, academia, design and beyond to ideate and create new products, processes or services that can develop a more sustainable textiles industry and promote a circular, less wasteful, economy. The most promising ideas then have an opportunity to apply for up to £20,000 commercialisation funding.

The Chiasma will take place at the Dalmahoy Marriot Hotel near Edinburgh from 18th–20th March. See more information about the event here.

Katherine Hamnett will deliver a public lecture at the Dalhousie Building at 12.30pm on Thursday 19th March. More information and free tickets can be obtained from http://www.designinaction.com/event/katharine-hamnett/.