Title: Design competition Creative&Circular
Duration: 5.2.2019 - 1.6.2019
Partner: Museum of Architecture and Design (MAO), Centre for Creativity (CzK)

Description: Creative&Circular built on the initiative, first introduced at the 3rd Circular Change Conference to strengthen the ties between professional working in the cultural and creative industries and circular economy. Circular design can enable the introduction of circular economy business models and more sustainable, circular products should be aesthetically pleasing as well as useful, durable and easy to handle after their use-time is over.

The project, designed in cooperation with the Centre for Creativity, began with a public competition, held in February 2019, which called for Slovenian creatives to showcase their circular projects in various stages. Among the 22 applicants, who ranged from product designers, to furniture manufacturers, to students and handcrafts-women and artists, the international jury picked three exciting projects: Floios Jewerly, paper + bioplastics by Eva Garibaldi and thei char Collodi by Donar d.o.o. Representatives of the chosen projects presented their work at the European Circular Economy Stakeholder Conference 2019 on March 5th 2019. The workshop, titled “Innovation and Creativity for the Circular Economy” was co-prepared and chaired by Circular Change, drawing over 100 participants.

Finally, all applicants got the chance to present their projects at the Creative & Circular exhibition, held at the Museum of Architecture and Design in Ljubljana in April and May 2019.


Role in the project: Circular Change designed the call, communicated the project in the public, invited creatives to apply, served in the international jury, organised and organised a workshop on business and marketing skill-building.

The project itself and the winners of the call were presented at the workshop “Innovation and Creativity for the Circular Transition” at the ECES Conference 2019, chaired by Ladeja Godina Košir.

This project was a part of a partnership network Platform Center for Creativity co-financed by European Union from European Regional Development Fund and by Republic of Slovenia.

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