Supporting design for Reuse

1 Mar 2016 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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The Pit, Te Ara Hihiko (Block 12)
Te Ara Hihiko (Block 12), The Pit

Rekindle is a social enterprise that enables diversion of reusable resources from waste via creativity and craftsmanship. Seeing waste as resources full of latent creative opportunity fuels our work. They have initially focused on diverting timber from waste within residential demolition in Christchurch, turning this into furniture, interiors, sculpture and jewellery.

Rekindle are now working in Christchurch and Auckland to expand their model beyond timber into other materials. We see design as the tool that unlocks the qualities of resources undervalued when seen as waste. They aim to grow our capacity to support communities to utilise their waste fully and in doing so, maximize the benefits of the purposeful work involved. As a social enterprise the majority of profits are dedicated to furthering development of this work.

Resource: Rise Again is a project that enables designer/makers across New Zealand to address resources currently going to landfill. This project involves 5 paid positions for designer/makers to undertake intensive periods of problem-solving with waste, resulting in development of high-quality reuse outcomes. The design brief requires commitment to social and environmental impact.

This lecture is brought to you courtesy of SEGD (Society of Experiential Graphic Design) Wellington Chapter, and is sponsored by Yellands.


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