Design, architecture and building construction are all disciplines that traditionally have hurt the planet, producing too much waste, encouraging over-consumption, and relying on unsustainable materials. We all recognise the urgent need to decarbonise industries. But the challenge is how can we do this fairly, and in a way that makes the most of existing industrial knowledge and trade skills?
This showcase highlights two UTS research teams who have worked with a range of industry partners to develop creative solutions that contribute to the circular economy. The Material Ecologies Design Lab explores new design processes that move away from petrochemicals and towards regenerative systems. The Integrated Product Design Research team also works to transform waste into new materials and drive increased sustainability in manufacturing processes.
About the Industry Breakfasts series:
This monthly event series invites industry and community organisations to learn more about the research expertise at the UTS Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building and the exciting collaborative opportunities that exist. Our researchers will showcase innovative approaches to pressing issues like urban resilience, sustainability in fashion, design for social inclusion, Industry 4.0 and the circular economy.