CO&CO – CIRCULAR DESIGN TRENDS

Trends in Circular Design

10.1-6. Design Management, Lecture, discussion

Within CIRCULAR DESIGN TRENDS, CO&CO aims to hold, in the first half of Budapest Design Week, a series of presentations, discussions and interviews that demonstrate the various recognised schools, mythologies, courses and trends of a circular economy. The circular economy is a collective term, in which the various trends share the same goal but understanding the details will broaden the knowledge base of the audience (from cradle to cradle, biomimicry, industrial ecology/sharing economy, blue economy, permaculture). For each section, experts of the respective fields will be invited to analyse the trends. Podcasts will be available on the online platforms of CO&CO. After the general overview given on the first day, each day of the series will feature a trend of the circular economy.

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The programme organiser, CO&CO Designcommunication has been around in the Hungarian and international design scene for nearly 20 years, having won Red Dot Design Awards in five product categories, an iF Design Award, a German Design Award, an A-Design, nearly a dozen Hungarian Design Awards, a total of 30 awards. In recognition of their works, they received the highest Hungarian honour for intellectual works, the Millennium Award by the Hungarian Intellectual Property Office in 2019.

Programme manager of CO&CO – CIRCULAR DESIGN TRENDS, managing director and owner of Co&Co, designer and design manager Richárd Nagy graduated from MOME, and has been researching the elements of a circular economy on the subject of sustainable design for 13 years, in MOME’s Doctoral School, among others. He is an expert on circular economy / blue economy (PTE – summer university – Günter Pauli), manager and designer of innumerable circular economy projects, one of his research projects won a Pioneer of the Year award from the European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) - Climate-KIC PiP programme (Pioneer into Practice) in 2012.

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