Project Details


Nick Gant delivered a package of interactive design workshops supporting knowledge exchange with circular design activists and leaders from ten African countries as part of the Making Matters, British Council and Ellen Macarthur Foundation Circular Design Challenge.

Using material objects and interactive mapping sessions the particpants revelaed the 'spin-out' benefits to circular methods for sustainable development, community cohesion and education and eco-logic economies as a result of rethinking 'waste' as a creative context and material.

Key findings

By exploiting the diverse cultural (as well as technical material) contexts in which (waste) materials are resourced makers can elevate the social value and enhance the adoption of more circular methods.
Effective start/end date1/11/191/04/20


  • British Council


  • sustainable design
  • circular economy
  • Sustainable Materials


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