May 27—June 4 2023
an International Summer Workshop
under the umbrella of the
New European Bauhaus
Join an international Circular Design Challenge in Pillnitz Palace in Dresden, Germany!
The Circular Design Challenge will take place at the Design Campus in Pillnitz Park & Palace, Dresden from 27 May to 4 June 2023. It is organised by a multi-disciplinary team of researchers from the TU Dresden and the Design Campus as part of the Kunstgewerbemuseum Dresden, supported by experts from our partners Fraunhofer IWU, DesignLab for Applied Research, TU Delft and ICN Creative Business School. This 9-day program will provide the latest insights, tools and methods for circular design in the fields of construction and product design and guide you in conception of innovative solutions for reuse of end-of-life components.
What can you expect?
In a series of short lectures, experts will lay out the basic concepts of circular economy and systemic design. Invited guest speakers will share inspiring examples from practice and display current tendencies in transition towards circular economy. In a dynamic mix of theory and practice, you will be introduced to tools and methods for sustainable circular design and apply them to develop own solutions based on two case studies presented on site: end-of-life transportation vehicles and a factory building. In a brainstorming session, you will be assisted in conceiving innovative reuse solutions for the components of the two case studies. The ideas will be evaluated through peer and expert feedback. The best will be advanced through a multidisciplinary group work in a series of workshops. The Circular Design Challenge will end with a public presentation of the results and awarding the winning project of the CDC 2023. External participants will earn 3 ECTS credit points and receive a participation certificate.
Why you should join the Circular Design Challenge?
Applications will be accepted until April 10th. The Circular Design Challenge targets Master students and early PhD students from the fields of architecture, civil engineering, human-centred and engineering design as well as cognate disciplines who are eager to learn about and engage in sustainable circular design. To apply for the event the following documents need to be provided by email to email@example.com.
The participating students will be selected from the applications as soon as the application period ends and be informed about the decision shortly afterwards.
Participation fee is € 150 and due two weeks after notice of acceptance. This fee covers participation, accommodation in student housing double rooms, catering and all workshop materials. We are able to provide travel grants upon request, depending on distance, country and individual situation.
We are grateful to the funding schemes of DRESDEN-concept and TU Dresden which allow for the cost takeover.
The event will be hosted by the Design Campus as part of the Kunstgewerbemuseum, located in the Pillnitz Palace & Park. The palace and the gardens have provided inspiration for writers, artists, thinkers, and musicians throughout history and, around 1900, became a hotspot for scientific innovation. During the CDC, you will be guided through the grounds of the park and the palace and the The Kunstgewerbemuseum/Museum of Decorative Arts. The lectures and workshops will take place in the Palace. Excursions are planned to the case study sites and the testing laboratories of the TU Dresden. The final presentations will take place in the public COSMO Wissenschaftsforum at the city centre of Dresden.
Design Campus / Kunstgewerbemuseum
Pillnitz Palace & Park
Images: TU Dresden / COSMO / Department for Speculative Transformation / Barkhausen-Institut / Tobias Ritz / Klaus Gigga / Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden / Felix Meutzner / Oliver Killig
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