Innovate: Tackling problems with creativity with Rodrigo García González

As part of our new series of V&A Innovate Online Talks aimed at Secondary School teachers and design education specialists

+44 (0)20 7942 2000
  • V&A South Kensington

    Cromwell Road
    London, SW7 2RL

  • Online

  • Schools

  • Free event

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Innovate: Tackling problems with creativity with Rodrigo García González photo

Rodrigo García González is a Designer, Architect and Inventor. He is Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Notpla, a sustainable packaging start up. In this talk, Rodrigo will share his design methods, creative approaches to problem solving, and an insight into the design of Notpla.

Notpla is a combination of designers, chemists, engineers and entrepreneurs who create advanced packaging solutions that disappear, naturally. Notpla designed Ooho! an edible biodegradable alternative to plastic. Ooho! is a flexible packaging for beverages and sauces made from material combining seaweed and plants. It’s biodegrades in 4-6 weeks, or you can just eat it.

Rodrigo’s other projects include: a suitcase that follows the user tracking the signal of the mobile phone, a deployable architectural system that can create buildings several floors tall in a few hours, and participatory architecture projects using waste plastic bottles. He is Senior Lecturer in Product Design at Kingston University and is a visiting tutor with different institutions such as Cornell University, CEPT, Imperial College, Royal College of Art.

This talk will provide inspiration for delivering V&A Innovate, creative approaches to problem solving, and projects in the classroom focused on the environment and sustainability.

V&A Innovate is an online resource hub, online teacher CPD programme, and National Schools Challenge for Key Stage 3. Free. Booking essential. Event suitable for Secondary School teachers. You must be over 18 to take part. This event will be run using streaming platform Zoom, and after registering, you will receive a unique link in advance to access the event online.