London Design Festival 2008 Green Events Round-Up
image: [re]design workshop LDF 2007
A year has passed since the 2007 London Design Festival and we are getting ready for this year's creative events, imaginative exhibitions and installations taking place between September 13th to the 23rd across London. To make sure you don't miss out on any green events, here a basic round-up guide with all the sustainability related events at London Design festival 2008. GREENGAGED by the Design Council
Greengaged is probably the largest event at this year's LDF dedicated to sustainable design, packed with hot topic debates, practical workshops, seminars and focus groups, exhibitions, screenings and networking events - all exploring the issues in revising design for sustainability.
15 Sep to 19 Sep 2008 at the Design Council ::Greengaged
LIGHTEN UP by [re]design
After SIT UP in 2007 which was all about eco-friendly seating, [re]design have chosen lighting design to be this year's target. LIGHTEN UP "looks beyond the bulb to explore an array of sustainable lighting strategies — including energy-efficient technology and design, sustainably sourced and recycled materials, lifecycle thinking and product-user relationships."
18 Sep to 21 Sep 2008 at Stand O80 in 100%Futures. ::[re]design
RETOOLING OURSELVES by the o2 Global Network
After the first System Reload in Milan earlier this year, o2 Global Network, the international eco design network, idea for System Reload London is to take deep green design thinking to another level with Retooling Ourselves: Collaborative Design Actions. This series of participative events intends to spark eco-creativity and provoke the passion that exists within the international eco design community to create real and meaningful solutions.
The Ten group of designers exhibits innovative approaches to sustainable design, called Ten Twentytwentyone, produced in partnership with retailer twentytwentyone. The Ten group are: Gitta Gschwendtner; Carl Clerkin; Tomoko Azumi; Chris Jackson; Stephen Bretland; Nina Tolstrup; Sam Johnson; Onkar Singh Kular; Hector Serrano and Michael Marriott.
18 Sep - 21 Sep 2008 at 100%Design ::The Ten Project
ALTERNATIVE SITTING by Eco
Alternative Sitting are installations by established and up and coming designers including Pli Design, Reestore, Viable London, Adam Rowe, Osian Batyka-Williams, Farm Design and others. From a sofa made from a bath tub or a children's chair made from a shopping basket to a chair made from recycled computer consoles, all products are beautifully designed and made from recycled or eco materials. At the same time Eco will be paunching their roof terrace with solar powered ballustrades and plant insulation to help the energy running of the store.
13 Sep to 23 Sep 2008 at Eco Store, 213 Chiswick High Road ::Eco
360Âº by DEEDS
DEEDS (Design Education Sustainability) invites design educators, postgraduates, undergraduates and design practitioners interested in higher education and continuing professional development (CPD) in sustainable design for a day of talks and interactive media presentations called 360Âº. Speakers include: Alastair Fuad-Luke, Jonathan Chapman, and many more.
19 Sep to 21 Sep 2008 at 100% Sustainable? (100%Design) ::360Âº
CREATIVE RESOURCE: THE SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS COLLECTION by Rematerialise
Rematerialise seems to be making a come-back at this year's LDF by showing their sustainable material collection and research. Their work includes investigates from a design perspective; the aesthetic, economic and manufacturing potential of materials made from waste and explores the network of partnerships between the business community, regional government and the waste management industry.
23 Jul 2008 to 29 Sep 2008, The Building Centre, Store Street ::Rematerialise
BOTTOM DRAWERS by PM House and designer Carl Clerkin
Bottom Drawers shows the work of 12 designers/makers to tackle subjects like obsolescence and the emotional value of things. The exhibition invites you to reflect on why we collect the things we do and why objects become important to our lives, often with a value that goes way beyond their monetary worth. It aims to be about the feelings we attach to objects.
12 Sep to 25 Oct 2008, Pitzhanger Manor-House and Gallery, Mattock Lane, Ealing. ::PM Gallery & House
MADE IN BRUNEL by the School of Engineering and Design
This exhibition Made in Brunel embodies the creative and technical skills of our design graduates through fresh innovative products and projects. The variety is extensive with personally driven projects in areas such as, commercial product design, human centred design, design for sustainability, health and medical products including some which aim to enhance the quality of life in developing countries countries.
13 Sep to 23 Sep 2008, Papadakis Publisher (11 Shepherd Market, Mayfair) ::MadeinBrunel
DESIGN AGAINST FUR by Respect for Animals
Students from the UK & Ireland show thought provoking, creative campaign posters that deliver compassionate animal protection messages as part of the international Design Against Fur 2008 design competition by respect for Animals.
15 Sep - 19 Sep 2008 at the Dreamspace Gallery (1-3 Dufferin Street) ::Respect for Animals
FEEL GOOD FASHION at the British Library
Today, with the global fashion industry facing questions about its social and environmental impact, a new generation of British fashion entrepreneurs and designers is breaking new ground by marrying cutting-edge design and ethical objectives. Feel Good Fashion is a panel of four pioneering design and fashion entrepreneurs will talk about the new age of 'eco-fashion' and building the next generation of sustainable brands.