Creative Practices that Tread Lightly on the Earth: Workshop to Develop a Sustainable, Low Carbon Studio
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Are you a maker, designer, crafts person, artist, creative?  

Do you want to turn your concern for the climate emergency into a positive change in your work practices?  

Do you want to learn how to create a sustainable studio?  

Do you want to learn how to measure your carbon footprint, specifically tailored to creative practitioners?  

As part of the Green Maker Initiative launched by Low Carbon Devon and Devon Guild of Craftsmen, join our free online workshop to learn from national experts; Caro Overy, Creative Carbon Scotland, Lauren England, University of Dundee, Julian Leedham, designer-maker, fabricator and hosted by Polly Macpherson, Associate Professor of Design at the University of Plymouth.

Crafting a Circular Economy

Lauren England and Julian Leedham will discuss their collaborative project ‘Crafting a Circular Economy’. Drawing from examples of designers, makers and companies, they will highlight some of the opportunities and challenges for incorporating circular economy principles and practices into craft studio management, business models and creative practices. Julian will share his own experience of trying to be sustainable in his making and professional practice.

How to Measure Carbon Footprint: a practical guide for creatives and the cultural sector

To play a meaningful part in the wider change needed to address the climate emergency, the cultural sector needs to navigate carbon efficiency, working with culture’s wider influence, and adapting to a climate changed future. Caro Overy will explore the cultural carbon footprint from the Scottish arts context, some of the key challenges and priorities for the cultural sector when it comes to carbon reduction, and share some activities and ideas to address the environmental impact of artistic work.

Reuse, Repurpose, Recycle

What resources are available for designer-makers, artists, creatives in Devon? As creatives and designer makers why would you want to use a scrapstore? To access amazing things you can’t get anywhere else, address the environmental issues, or it might be to save money and shop local. Plymouth Scrapstore welcomes all to experience the delights that hide behind the doors not just in Plymouth but across the UK.

Devon Guild of Craftsmen

Devon Guild of Craftsmen is an acclaimed exhibition space for contemporary craft and design as well as a leading charity for craft education. Located in Bovey Tracey on the edge of Dartmoor, it has a large gallery and shop with inspiring exhibitions and events, encouraging people to support, make and learn about contemporary craft. The Guild is a registered charity with educational aims, and profits from its trading ventures help to subsidise this work, which includes the exhibition programme, projects in schools and community groups, lectures and training.

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