Event: remaking waste – opening forum

03/16/2020 03/16/2020 Australia/Melbourne Event: remaking waste – opening forum

Join us in the opening event of the Remaking E-Waste Lab.

Electronic waste is one of the biggest challenges of the digital age.

Remaking e-waste is a week-long event (16 -20 March) as part of Melbourne Design Week 2020. We invite designers, artists, creative writers and anyone interested in exploring solutions to e-waste to engage in a series of speculative exercises to imagine and shape new lives for old electronic devices.

In this forum, a group of experts will discuss the role of repair in tackling e-waste and shaping a future circular economy.

Speakers include:

John Gertsakis. E-Waste Watch Institute
Michelle Fisher. Melbourne Repair Café & Sharing Shed
Jenni Downes. Monash Sustainable Development Institute
Simon Lockrey. School of Design, RMIT University.
Scott Mayson. Program Manager Industrial Design, RMIT University
Will LeMessurier. MRI E-Cycle Solutions

The Remaking Waste Collective will introduce the speculative repair workshops and exhibition that will be run as part of the Melbourne Design Week.

This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 2020, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.

Date & Time

Monday, 16 March 2020
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Register for this free seminar, here.

Remaking E-Waste is organised by Melisa Duque from the Emerging Technologies Research Lab, Juan Sanin, Mark Richardson, Scott Mitchell, Brigid Magner, Russell Kerr, Liam Fennessy, Ben Paul, Hannah Korsmeyer.

Remaking E-waste is organised by RMIT School of Design and Monash Art Design and Architecture MADA

Event Details

Date:
16 March 2020 at 12:00 am – 12:00 am

Description

Join us in the opening event of the Remaking E-Waste Lab.

Electronic waste is one of the biggest challenges of the digital age.

Remaking e-waste is a week-long event (16 -20 March) as part of Melbourne Design Week 2020. We invite designers, artists, creative writers and anyone interested in exploring solutions to e-waste to engage in a series of speculative exercises to imagine and shape new lives for old electronic devices.

In this forum, a group of experts will discuss the role of repair in tackling e-waste and shaping a future circular economy.

Speakers include:

John Gertsakis. E-Waste Watch Institute
Michelle Fisher. Melbourne Repair Café & Sharing Shed
Jenni Downes. Monash Sustainable Development Institute
Simon Lockrey. School of Design, RMIT University.
Scott Mayson. Program Manager Industrial Design, RMIT University
Will LeMessurier. MRI E-Cycle Solutions

The Remaking Waste Collective will introduce the speculative repair workshops and exhibition that will be run as part of the Melbourne Design Week.

This event is part of Melbourne Design Week 2020, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.

Date & Time

Monday, 16 March 2020
5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Register for this free seminar, here.

Remaking E-Waste is organised by Melisa Duque from the Emerging Technologies Research Lab, Juan Sanin, Mark Richardson, Scott Mitchell, Brigid Magner, Russell Kerr, Liam Fennessy, Ben Paul, Hannah Korsmeyer.

Remaking E-waste is organised by RMIT School of Design and Monash Art Design and Architecture MADA