[CHALLENGE] [public wiki] Circular Textile Challenge 2 - Design & Production

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How to design and redesign products?



  • Short introduction of the challenge by the facilitator

Baseline 2015 and Vision 2050

  • How do designers currently design products? What do they consider? Where do they get information/briefing from? How are the products currently produced (assembly of products)? How can designers interact with the producers?
    What changes for product designers if we consider “products as services”?
  • What is our vision for 2050? e.g. 100% proactive design for cyclability; 100% mono-material products? 100% Open source Design Techniques for Circular Products

Roadmap from 2015 to 2050

  • Who needs to be involved?
  • What is needed to achieve the vision? E.g. education/information for designers: Material Database/Guidelines/Tools; closer cooperation between designers and sourcing and sustainability department; proactive design for cyclability - also important for upcycling designers (e.g. design for disassembly, mono-material design techniques etc.), business models, the role of open source
  • What may counteract to achieve the vision and how to remove barriers?

From Vision to Action - concrete starting points

  • What are concrete starting points to achieve the vision?
  • What can/will the participants do?



  1. Baseline 2015 and Vision 2050
  2. Roadmap from 2015 to 2050
  3. From Vision to Action - concrete starting points (agreements, cooperation ideas)

PAD: To allow participants to document this challenge in real-time, a collaborative Etherpad document has been set up here:
FOLDER: To store and share documents, photos and other files relating to this challenge, please upload them to this challenge’s cloud folder:

Friday (Baseline 2015 and Vision 2050):

Interface Designer for Realization / Mock up of a Design Tool

Role and tasks of the facilitators:

  • give a short introduction and initial inputs
  • moderation of the brainstorming discussion
  • coordination of the mind-mapping (e.g. distributing pens and paper)
  • track the time and give a signal for (optional) rotation
  • document the most important results in etherpad
  • support the photographer in taking a picture and uploading it on social media (e.g. Facebook)

[part of the Circular Textiles Challenge(s) Berlin]