#50 | Design with Sustainability in Mind. Interview with Aya Ulan

Today, we’re excited to be joined by Aya Ulan in a conversation about sustainable design.

Step by step, we dive into the principles of the circular design, including product durability and reparability, as well as how these fit our current needs to reduce waste and pollution.

Circular design constitutes a key driver of the system transformation we seek through the sustainability approach.

It teaches us to treat waste as a valuable material. Aya will share more from her experience with eco-friendly furniture based on recycled and upcycled materials, the challenges with recycling infrastructure, and the need for cross-sector collaboration and systems thinking. Join us in the episode for more insights & enjoy!


Circular Design: Learning for Innovative Design for Sustainability http://circulardesigneurope.eu/

deardesign studio https://deardesign.studio/

Fern · https://www.fern.paris/

Circular Design Guide https://www.circulardesignguide.com/

Ellen McArthur Foundation https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/

Quintuple innovation helix framework (Elias G. Carayannis and David F.J. Campbell) https://www.researchgate.net/publication/257884675_The_Quintuple_Helix_innovation_model_global_warming_as_a_challenge_and_driver_for_innovation

EuropeanEnvironental Agency https://www.eea.europa.eu/

Nordic Swan http://www.nordic-ecolabel.org/

Cradle2Cradle Products Innovation Institute https://www.c2ccertified.org/

EU Ecolabel https://ec.europa.eu/environment/ecolabel/

Victor Papanek Design for the Real World https://thamesandhudson.com/design-for-the-real-world-9780500295335

The Upcycle by Michael Braungart and William McDonough

Ethics for Design from Gauthier Roussilhe on Vimeo http://ethicsfordesign.com/

H20 The molecule that Made Us (PBS) https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/series/molecule-made-us/episodes/