Make Good Symposium 2024 – Online

An afternoon of thought-provoking talks on the untapped potential of waste in design and architecture. With speakers including Christien Meindertsma, Jorge Penadés and Jan Boelen (Atelier LUMA).

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The symposium brings together international speakers from a range of disciplines spanning design, agriculture, manufacturing and architecture, to discuss the potential of waste, re-use and circularity in production.

As such it takes its cue from Christien Meindertsma’s groundbreaking research into waste wool and linoleum, currently on display at the V&A in Re-forming Waste.

The symposium forms part of the third iteration of the Make Good: Rethinking Material Futures programme, supported by John Makepeace OBE. The ten-year project launched in 2022 and encompasses an annual display in the Dr Susan Weber Gallery of Furniture, an annual symposium and a programme of acquisitions dedicated to exploring the use of renewable, natural materials in design and architecture at a time of climate emergency.

Confirmed speakers for the 2024 Make Good Symposium include:
• Jan Boelen, Artistic Director of Atelier LUMA (Arles, France)
• Aude-Line Dulière, architect (London, UK)
• Juliet Haysom, artist (London, UK)
• Andrew Hogley, British Wool (Bradford, UK)
• Bobby Kolade, designer and founder of Buzigahill (Kampala, Uganda)
• Tom Lloyd, Pearson Lloyd (London, UK)
• Christien Meindertsma, designer (Utrecht, The Netherlands)
• Tosin Oshinowo, curator of the 2023 Sharjah Architecture Triennial (Lagos, Nigeria)
• Jorge Penadés, designer (Madrid, Spain)
• Sophie Thomas, Director of Circular Design at Useful Projects (London, UK)
• Mattia Trovato, Manteco (Montemurlo, Italy)
• Andrew Waugh, Waugh Thistleton Architects (London, UK)

The event will take place from 14:00 – 18:45, followed by a drinks reception.

Attendees who would prefer to join the event in person (V&A South Kensington, London) can register to attend the event. Please find the link on the side bar.

Make Good: Rethinking Material Futures:

Christien Meindertsma: Re-forming Waste:

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