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Sustainable Together
Planetary Design

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The second edition took a closer look at the concepts of circular economy, wellbeing economy and degrowth as counter concepts to our currently linear economy in which we take resources to make products and then turn them into waste when we no longer need them.

In this discourse, concepts from the global North most often don’t suffice and are reconfigured for Southern Africa. 

The speakers present alternatives to this way of consuming and producing by telling more about their projects in design, asking questions around rethinking ownership and how design can better adapt to people’s needs and local conditions.

A conversation between Naa Obeye (director of Kali Etch), Vanessa Nsona (founder of Dorovee), Matthew Edwards (designer and co-founder of Big Circle Studios) and Simon Sizwe Mayson (changemaker, PhD candidate). Moderated by Thobile Chittenden (CEO, Makers Valley Partnership).