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Sep 2016

Project kick-off workshop – Stockholm

Sticky and Stranded in Copenhagen: Reporting from Workshop 05

Copenhagen was strangely sultry for mid-September. Each morning as we walked/metro-ed/uber-ed our way to Copenhagen Business School the sun was warmly uplifting. But later it became uncomfortably sticky until the cool evenings swept in - this unseasonal weather pattern set the tone for our latest meeting... 

Sep 2016

Project kick-off workshop – Stockholm

Meet Tina

In our new podcast, Tina Mueller of Copenhagen Business School explains why the Intention-Behaviour gap is important in understanding consumer perceptions of recycled goods. To learn more about social marketing and sustainability research from the customer's perpective, go to iTunes or Soundcloud to listen. Don't forget to subscribe so you receive all new episodes automatically! 

Sep 2016

Project kick-off workshop – Stockholm

Discovering new Islands: preparations for Workshop 05, Copenhagen

Each Trash-2-Cash (T2C) project workshop brings new challenges for the methodology team. Planning the activities that will inform the design-science interactions is, in itself, an experiment in collaborative design process. We start by sharing ideas around key objectives for the workshop, identify challenges to address, and decide which methods or tools would be most appropriate to use... 

Aug 2016

Project kick-off workshop – Stockholm

Meet Julie

During the Milan workshop, Professor Becky Earley (UAL) sat down with Julie Hornix (VanBerlo) to talk social design, megatrends, and summer reading recommendations. You can download the podcast on iTunes or Soundcloud now! 

Aug 2016

Project kick-off workshop – Stockholm

We're podcasting!

Here at Trash-2-Cash, we love podcasts. We like funny ones, serious ones, and inspiring ones.

We like hearing people talk about their passions, and the opportunity to delve deeper than a blog post allows. So, we decided to start podcasting too...

Jun 2016

Project kick-off workshop – Stockholm

Materials! at WS04 Material ConneXion Italia

We’ve come back from WS04 in Milan with an overwhelming feeling that this can work...

May 2016

Project kick-off workshop – Stockholm

T2C weather report: Preparations for Workshop 04 in Milan

Workshop 04 (WS04) is almost upon us and Milan in May promises to be everything that Helsinki in March (WS03) was not: warm with a strong technical front moving in from the east...

Mar 2016

Project kick-off workshop – Stockholm

A day in the life of the Trash-2-Cash suitcase: reflections on WS03 Helsinki

Most suitcases are destined for a life of seclusion, at the back of wardrobes, on luggage stands in hotel rooms, in the bellies of buses and planes… the conveyer in baggage reclaim must be liberating by comparison.  

But not our suitcase; he has a very special vocation...

Mar 2016

Project kick-off workshop – Stockholm

Defining fibre concepts: preparations for Workshop 03 (WS03) in Helsinki

Workshop planning is an adaptive learning process, both in the period between workshops where the methodology team can apply lessons learnt from the previous workshop, and within the workshop itself; the design must be flexible and able to respond to the situation as it unfolds...

Feb 2016

Project kick-off workshop – Stockholm

Polyester Please

Super-luxurious, forever recyclable, durable and robust. Think we're talking about Polyester? Yes, we are...

Jan 2016

Project kick-off workshop – Stockholm

Meet Marjaana

Over the next few months we’ll introduce you to some of the people and organisations in the T2C consortium. Today we have a blog post from Marjaana Tanttu, a PhD student at Aalto University in Finland...

Jan 2016

Project kick-off workshop – Stockholm

Innovation of Meaning

Just before the Christmas break Aalto Arts hosted a workshop with the renowned Design Innovation Professor at Politecnico di Milano, Roberto Verganti.  The workshop looked at how ‘innovation of meaning’ is used by designers to create products that people really want, such as the Nintendo Wii or the iPhone, bringing huge commercial success...

Nov 2015

Project kick-off workshop – Stockholm

Preparing for Workshop 2

Emma Östmark, Christian Turbito and Becky Earley have been working hard behind the scenes over the last month, preparing for workshop two (WS2) of the Trash-2-Cash (T2C) project. The two-day workshop will be held at the prestigious Prato Textile Museum in Italy on 24 and 25 November, hosted by Enrico Cozzoni from Grado Zero. At the event we’re aiming to introduce design thinking techniques to inform and influence the science and technology work that follows...

Oct 2015

Project kick-off workshop – Stockholm

Kick-off meeting in Stockholm
22–23 September 2015

There are 18 partners involved in the Trash-2-Cash (T2C) project, so it’s important we gather periodically for workshops to take advantage of the vast knowledge of the group. SP in Stockholm hosted the very first workshop on 22 and 23 September, where we talked about all of our different roles and the importance of a coherent approach for the next three and a half years of T2C...