Elisava participates at Maker Faire Barcelona 2019, focused on climate emergency and circular economy

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Place: Nau Bostik (C/Ferran Turné, 1-11, 08027 Barcelona)

Elisava will once again participate at Make Faire Barcelona (5-6 October), an international showcase for maker innovation and creativity: a space for digital invention and creation in which hundreds of design and engineering professionals, artists, hackers, artisans and scientists experiment, cooperate and innovate through open source hardware to present their most advanced projects within the framework of society 4.0.

Maker Faire Barcelona 2019 focuses on the urgent need to rethink and activate a new model of local economy and responsible consumption, highlighting the important role of Circular Economy, Resilience and Creativity. A programme with more than a hundred circular proposals and activities centred on all the kinds of waste or plastic collected at the Mediterranean, which return to the market through the circular economy.

In this context, and from the perspective of Elisava Circular, Elisava participates in the event with several activities:

Workshop ‘Waste valorisation, a gold mine in your trash

We are part of circular economy. Our actions play an important role, no matter how small they are. If we “characterize” plastics, then we won’t have to recycle them, because they would be considered raw material. Experiment while you learn other ways to recycle!

Debate ‘Elisava Circular: how design can foster a circular economy

Salva Fábregas (Catalonia Ecodesign Awards 2011 and 2015) will lead a presentation where Elisava students and staff will expose their projects related to sustainability and deliberate about the role of education in design context inside a circular economy.

Elisava Circular: Student projects

Selection of bachelor and master projects related to circular economy and sustainable design ranging from material design, graphic design, to product design and interaction design.

Design for City Making: Empowering local crafts networks through digital technologies to regenerate local community life

Presentation led by Oscar Tomico and Ezio Manzini (Elisava), centered on how craftsmen and other makers can contribute in regenerating local community life, and how digital technologies can play a role in it.

Organized by Maker Faire Barcelona Sonar+D, Fablab Barcelona, SokoTech and Make, in collaboration with Ajuntament de Barcelona, Arrow, HP and PRUSA Research.