Closed loops, value generation, innovative business models, and modular designs – those are not only principles to guide the transition to circular cities, but also principles distributed designers have been working with for years. On the evening of October 13th, an international group of designers presents their work and share their vision on circular cities. From eco cathedrals and recycled electric skateboards to an infrastructure of battery charge and swap stations for electric vessels: how do designers work on locally produced, but globally connected cities? Join this program online!

Cities are potential engines of the transition towards a circular economy. The City of Amsterdam is one of the early adopters of the circular economy concept at city level. For our series Distributed Design for Circular Cities, we launched a call in March 2021. With selected participants (of which some are joining today), we hosted interactive workshops together with problem-solving experts Maarten Essenburg and Joost Liebregts of Kamp Vuur and took another look at the challenges, and created possible solutions.

In the articles below, we will introduce you a bit more to some of the creative talents making an impact!