Material Designers Elisava Research
Material Designers Elisava Research
Material Designers Elisava Research
Material Designers Elisava Research

Material Designers. Bosting talent towards circular economies

Edition: Dra. Laura Clèries, Dra. Valentina Rognioli, Seetal Solanki, Dr. Pere Llorach
Publication: Elisava, Politecnico di Milano, Matter
Year: 2020
ISBN: 978-84-09-24439-3

What if we used creativity to provide better circular economy solutions through the ideation of new materials? MaDe Book is a resourceful knowledge guide providing a better understanding on how materials design contributes to attain a more circular economy. Material designer is an emergent professional profile which has its roots in the maker movement and whose role can have a positive impact in the development of a circular economy.

Material Designers (MaDe) is a Creative Europe programme that addresses specific skills needs for designers within the circular economy paradigm. MaDe is a platform, a training program, an award and an event series showcasing and demonstrating the positive impact Material Designers can have across all industry and on the generation of an alternative creative industry aiming at circular economies.

The MaDe Book is the result of two year’s work, with a compilation of expert articles and short interviews, a glossary of concepts, original resources, detailed finalists and winners’ projects and the full directory of material designers.