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Beyond the Unwasted

September 24 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The Artist and the Others within the Beyond the Unwasted conference , presents a special presentation & award session.

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 Launched in Spring 2021 focused 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, Launched open call focused on Design proposals for Circular Economies, for architects, designers, digital media professionals as well as any crossover. 

A jury of experts selected nine professionals who will present their ideas during the “Beyond the Unwasted” conference.

From 13:00 – 14:30, nine professionals from the Euregio will present to a new jury their ideas about sustainability and innovation connected to the topic of Circular economy within the Euregio Mass Rhein.

The professionals presenting their ideas are:

1- María Voth Velasco , “Turtlehorn”
2- Studio Planeet: Birgitt Deckers, Ruben Braeke, “WAMAKE”
3- Zavier Wong & Zhen Rui, “Junk to funk”
4 Kato Herbots – “Kask”
5 -Hannah Bosland – “ComposTerra”
6 – Precious Plastic Maastricht
7 – Camille Vrusch -“Farming Waste”
8 – Sanne Bruurmijn – “Gewenst ongewas, 2021’”
9- Ebby Port – “Ebby Port Academy”

A new jury of experts will select the best 3 ideas who will be awarded at 4 pm at Maastricht Institute of Arts.

You can discover more about each project here.


September 24
1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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