* PRESENTATION SLIDES AND SUMMARY AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS PAGE *
As a society, we’re throwing things away at a staggering rate, causing serious health and environmental problems, including contributing to climate changes.
But what about the stuff we’ve already got? Disposability is a relatively new concept – is it something we can turn around?
This Climate Café will discuss how we can develop new ways of thinking and working around so-called “waste”.
Niklavs Rubenis will kick off the discussion with a short presentation, followed by small group discussion of the following questions:
About the speaker
Niklavs Rubenis is a designer, maker, curator and academic with a diverse research and studio practice. He has been involved with projects spanning community, non-profit, commercial and cultural institutions, and has had work exhibited and presented nationally and internationally.
Rubenis’ research revolves around consumption and production, material culture, technology and the importance of retaining, promoting and applying craft skills to the almost forgotten practice of re-use and repair as a tool for slowing down waste. He currently lectures at the ANU School of Art & Design.
About Climate Café
Climate Café is a relaxed gathering of people interested in discussing ideas and questions on climate change and related topics. It cuts across disciplines, is inclusive, jargon-free and fun. The approach is modelled on dialogue events such as Café Philosophic and Café Scientifique.
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Presentation and summary
Niklavs Rubenis presentation and summary of the discussion at this event are available to download below: