Creating a circular economy has almost exclusively focused on the economic and environmental gains while the social impacts have barely been considered beyond the issue of job creation. Creating a more circular economy can create new sources of inequality in the world. The question is: How do we secure a circular transition that meets the needs of all within the means of our planet? We take a deep dive into the circular transformation from the perspective of social justice and inclusion in terms of distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society.
– Frenzi Ritter, Junior researcher at Metabolic, Holland.
– Rebecca Clube, Interdisciplinary PhD researcher at the Centre for Environmental Policy at Imperial College London
– Salomé Galjaard, Strategist for Circular Economy, City of Amsterdam.
– Karoline Liedtke-Sørensen, Head of Landscape, COBE
– Siddharth Hande, CEO and Founder of Kabadiwalla Connect, India
This BLOXHUB Debates will be moderated by Monica Maria Moeskær, Program Director – Cities Lead, Danish Design Center.
This fall, we host the event series ‘Designing the Irresistible Circular Society’ consisting of 8 Science Talks and BLOXHUB Debates:
How do we ensure a sustainable future and how will our buildings and cities be created and by whom? Which values and materials will characterize today’s and tomorrow’s society? Building a circular economy in the built environment is high on the agenda. This series addresses the how to’s through eight events in the format of Science Talks and BLOXHUB Debates where we will engage city planners, policy makers, decision makers, clients, investors, and users; present the latest research and experiences and ask the tough question: How do we create the irresistible circular society?
Partners: Arup, 3XN/GXN, Lendager Group, The Royal Danish Academy, Danish Design Centre, Build, Aalborg University and BLOXHUB.