REED UK exhibition

Date
:
08 March 2017 - 12 March 2017

Times
:
10am- 5pm

Location
:
Electrician's Shop Gallery

Tickets
:
Free

Further information
:
Private View: 9th of March 2017 6pm- 9pm

REED is an exhibition of functional products designed from recycled hotel waste. REED stands for REjuvinate European Design and is funded by the EU Creative Europe Programme.

This is the initiative of Tim Barklem who has been working with design departments in the Tomas Bala University in Zlin (Czech Republic), Technological Institute for Children’s products & leisure in Alicante (Spain), Vilnius Academy of Arts (Lithuania), Ravensbourne University in London and LSBU London College of Communication (UK). Each university was set the task of coming up with a range of practical products to be made from recyclable materials.

A group of approximately 20 design students was selected in each country to participate in workshops to create objects from waste materials for a period of 3- 6 months.

This final exhibition will showcase the best pieces selected from each country.

Tim Barklem said “REED essentially is an innovative waste prevention model. However the ultimate goal is to inspire a new wave of eco friendly designers in the UK (and with our partners abroad) and to encourage entrepreneurial activity in our young designers by encouraging them to embrace and develop new circular economy business models. Hence paving the way for future generations to think sustainably and ultimately contribute to a more sustainable society.”

Click here for more info about REED UK.

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