01 June 2018


Circular Design Forum

EUREF-Campus, Berlin

14 June 2018



The Circular Design Forum conference focuses on the theme of ecological design and the circular economy. According to the “Design Dictionary” published by Birkhäuser, ecological design “represents a reference system that enables the planning, production and evaluation of objects of any size [...] in relation to the function and resilience of natural systems.”


The Circular Design Forum is a conference which is part of the EU project entitled Eco Design Circle and is organised by the International Design Center in Berlin. Its aim is to allow designers, companies, and environmental scientists to exchange knowledge and experience in the areas of ecological design and the circular economy, and to promote sustainable innovative processes. The daily programme includes presentations and workshops on the themes of sustainable approaches to design, ground-breaking business models, and political framework agreements. Registration for the conference is online and is free of charge.

Alongside the conference is the touring exhibition “Reconsider Design”, presenting 30 examples of ecological design – from awareness-raising and research projects to material studies and products from areas such as mobility and fashion. The concepts on show are divided into four categories: learning and playing, consuming and eating, enabling and moving, and dressing and wearing. In the latter area, the Pure Waste Textiles project will be presented, amongst others, in which ecologically sustainable textiles, yarns, and clothing are produced.

Over a period of three years, the international Eco Design Circle project will also be organising events, conferences, and skills networks. The countries participating are Germany, Estonia, Finland, Lithuania, Poland, and Sweden. The German Federal Environment Agency will be the main sponsor, in addition to others drawn from the areas of business, research, and government.


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