title. Circular Design Vietnam

date. December 2018 - present

city. Ho Chi Minh

collaborator. British Council UK, Materiom, Ellen MacArthur Foundation

Circular Design is an emerging field of design where products and services are intentionally designed to create zero wastes. In December 2018, I was one of the 6 South East Asian designers invited by British Council UK team to London to pioneer their Circular Futures Lab programme.

Following this programme, I have started a series of community workshops called " MateriOh! - Community as Biomaterial Designers " to inspire participants in Vietnam to come up with their own sustainable materials using local resources. In addition, I also created a Facebook group named Circular Design Vietnam to share inspirations and news around circular materials.

Learn more about the wonderful works of my collaborators here:

Circular Futures Lab

Developed by the Creative Economy and Architecture, Design and Fashion teams at the British Council, this new programme is a collaboration with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation to support a more positive and circular future for the making and design sectors globally.

https://creativeconomy.britishcouncil.org/projects/circular-futures-lab

Materiom  

Materiom provides open data on how to make materials that nourish local economies and ecologies. 

https://materiom.org

Ellen MacArthur Foundation

The Ellen MacArthur Foundation works to inspire a generation to re-think, re-design and build a positive future circular economy.

https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org

A hands-on biomaterial-making session with Materiom in London

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