Public talk, all welcome. Drinks from 5.30, talk starts at 6pm.
The Pit, Te Ara Hihiko (Block 12)
College of Creative Arts
Block 12 can be accessed via Entrance C (Wallace Street) or Entrance E (Tasman Street). You can park in non-reserved Massey spaces either side after 5.30.
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We welcome Juliet Arnott of Rekindle to the College of Creative Arts to launch Resource: Rise Again, and talk to us about design for reuse.
Rekindle is a social enterprise that enables diversion of reusable resources from waste via creativity and craftsmanship. Seeing waste as resources full of latent creative opportunity fuels our work. They have initially focused on diverting timber from waste within residential demolition in Christchurch, turning this into furniture, interiors, sculpture and jewellery.
Rekindle are now working in Christchurch and Auckland to expand their model beyond timber into other materials. We see design as the tool that unlocks the qualities of resources undervalued when seen as waste. They aim to grow our capacity to support communities to utilise their waste fully and in doing so, maximize the benefits of the purposeful work involved. As a social enterprise the majority of profits are dedicated to furthering development of this work.
Resource: Rise Again is a project that enables designer/makers across New Zealand to address resources currently going to landfill. This project involves 5 paid positions for designer/makers to undertake intensive periods of problem-solving with waste, resulting in development of high-quality reuse outcomes. The design brief requires commitment to social and environmental impact.
This lecture is brought to you courtesy of SEGD (Society of Experiential Graphic Design) Wellington Chapter, and is sponsored by Peter Yealands Wine.
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