By Laetitia Forst PhD Circular Textiles and Cathryn Anneka Hall MA Textiles Design
– both at Chelsea College of Arts
There and Back Again was an event hosted by UAL Centre for Circular Design (CCD) in March 2018, funded by the UAL Postgraduate Community Project Fund and the CCW Graduate School Student Initiative Fund. The two day event comprising of a series of talks and workshops explored the potential of design for end-of-life for products and materials through multiple perspectives. There and Back Again, although centred around the theme of end-of-life materials was an opportunity for the some of the major projects at the Centre for Circular Design to be presented to the wider research community at UAL and beyond. This started conversation on materials, models and mindsets for design in the circular economy.