Fairphone is one the most advanced makers of mobile telephones worldwide and renowned for social innovations in the supply chain. In a Fairphone design workshop, a notable step-by-step plan was developed for how mobile telephones could be sustainably produced in the future.
In a small group format, using the following questions as a basis, scenarios will be developed around how design can be leveraged as a force to gradually pave the way towards circular economy in the electronic consumer goods sector:
What role does design play in terms of circular economy?
What role do consumers play?
How can products be sustainably designed?
What are the challenges for the dominant economic system to transform itself into a circular economy?
A project as part of the design> new strategies partnership between the MAK and the Vienna Business Agency, creative center departure.
Curated by: IDRV – Institute of Design Research Vienna, Harald Gruendl, Ulrike Haele
Project coordination: Thomas Geisler, Curator, MAK Design Collection; Miriam Kathrein, Vienna Business Agency, creative center departure
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