The circular economy is a model of production and consumption, which involves sharing, leasing, reusing, repairing, refurbishing and recycling existing materials and products as long as possible. In this way, the life cycle of products is extended.
In practice, it implies reducing waste to a minimum. When a product reaches the end of its life, its materials are kept within the economy wherever possible. These can be productively used again and again, thereby creating further value.
In this period where finding innovative solutions to our current climatic and societal emergency, the circular economy makes both environmental and business sense: there is less waste and growth no longer requires an increasing extraction and consumption of resources, energy, water and primary raw materials. *
Euregional Open Call for Design on Circular Economy wants to focus on ideas and projects that prioritise sustainable production and consumption, extend life cycles of products, and address also the important problem of plastics, as well as initiatives for a cleaner environment, and create a more sustainable future.
Additionally, in this particularly challenging period, the Euregional Open Call for Design on Circular Economy wants to support the development of ideas of Euregional creative industries professionals, and inspire the Euregio with innovative ideas, everyone should know about.
In order to do so, The Artist and the Others, in cooperation with its Euregional partners, is launching this open call focused on Design proposals for Circular Economies, for architects, designers, digital media professionals as well as any crossover.
So do you have an idea that is applicable and connected to the circular economy topic? Yes?
Great, then send it together with your biography & Portfolio at firstname.lastname@example.org by the 30th of April.
Read below for further details:
Who can submit their idea?
Creative Industries professionals *, without any age limit, that are studying, working or living in the Euregio Maas-Rhein.
Your project / Idea has a strong focus or is connected to the Circular Economy topic
Important note: Make sure you are registered (free, quick and easy) on www.wanderful.stream/mapping
*Creative Industries professionals, include professionals from architecture, design and digital culture, as well as every imaginable crossover.
The Jury will select the ten professionals with the best ideas.
The selected professionals will be awarded with a contribution of 1000 Euros. This contribution can be used to present their ideas in front of an Euregional audience during the program of the Hello Creator festival in September.
You will have the chance to visually present your idea through a public presentation night and a weekend exhibition.
The ten selected professionals will also receive a public speaking presentation training in order to maximise the effect of their talk.
Each selected idea, will also be individually presented on The Artist and The Others social media channels & website.
Moreover, the participants with the best 3 ideas will receive the possibility to enrol in the Wanderful.stream project in 2022 and participate as leading or assisting designer during a bootcamp.
To discover more about Wanderful.stream project here www.wanderful.stream
Application deadline: 30th of April
Please submit your application including, your idea, short bio & your portfolio at email@example.com (Incomplete application will not be considered)
June 2021: announcement of the ten selected ideas.
September 2021: public presentation of your ideas as part of Hello Creator Festival (Aachen)
Selection process & Jury members
In May the jury members will meet to evaluate the received applications.
The evaluation will be made on the basis of the following criteria.
Sara Gilissen – coordinator Wanderful.stream
Sara Boxus – Wallonie Design
Ben Hagenaars – phd in Arts/ Circular Design – Design researcher at Social Spaces (campus C-mine) Lecturer at Productdesign department
Stefan Alscher & Christiane Voigtländer -Effizienz-Agentur NRW
Jessica Capra – The Artist and the Others
If you have any questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, we are there for you!
This project is supported by the Province of Limburg.