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Product Design for the Circular Economy

Workshop in the context of Circular Design of the Institute Contemporary Design Practices.

Key data

ECTS points
Next start
26. January 2024
1 Week
Final application date
Fri, 29.12.2023
Teaching language
German / Englisch
CHF 900.– (view fees)
Study mode

The continuing education course "Product Design for the Circular Economy" is aimed at practising designers, engineers and product managers who want to engage with physical products and follow the principles of the circular economy. The course is offered as part of the university initiative "Circular Design Processes and Practices".

The workshop takes place over three consecutive weekends (Fridays/Saturdays) and begins with an excursion to a company that has already gained sufficient experience in the context of circular design. This practice-orientated introduction is followed by an introduction to the topic of circular economy.

The second block offers in-depth insights into the practice of the circular economy with short input presentations from external practitioners. The product system will then be carefully exam-ined with material flow and stakeholder analyses in order to identify possible starting points for improvements.

The last two days are dedicated to working on innovative solutions for the participants' own questions, closely accompanied by input and coaching.


Institute Contemporary Design Practices (ICDP)

The Institute Contemporary Design Practices (ICDP) works at the intersection of education, research, knowledge production, and design mediation. It encompasses three fields of study: Fashion Design, Industrial Design, and Interior Design & Scenography and offers students, researchers and staff from various disciplines a lively, creative environment to explore and mediate contemporary, reflective design practices.

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Dreispitz Basel

FHNW University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland Basel Academy of Art and Design Freilager-Platz 1 4142 Münchenstein near Basel
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