S U S T A I N A B L E W O R K S H O P S
Alongside my design work, I have been running a series of sustainable product design workshops since September 2017, both in the UK and in Amsterdam.
The purpose of the workshops have been around Sustainable and Circular Design, and have been tailored to suit different ages and abilities. Each workshop would look at a different type of plastic waste, using it as a raw material to develop a prototype product or service from.
Most recently I have been running week-long workshops for young people from the Prince's Trust at Somerset House in London. This process began by exploring the local areas commercial waste stream, specifically collecting plastic waste from cafes, hotels and shops in the close proximity.
We then took the material back to Makerversity, where the students melted down the plastics into sheet material where it could be further developed into product prototypes.
More recently, I have worked with the Black Females in Architecture (BFA) group, teaching the architects how to work with recycled plastic materials, in order to develop tiles for a Pop-up pavilion in central London.