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Monday 29 March 2021 to Tuesday 30 March 2021

As the virtual word increasingly encroaches on the physical world, this year’s edition of Circular Cultures explores what a return to materials and their properties means for circular design and its future. What do we know about materials and the creative practices they give rise to? How does the digital transformation of life affect our relationship with them, their value chains, their use and conceptual framework?

Adopting a fully virtual format, the British Council and Onassis Culture present a two-day programme comprised of a conference on the first day with keynote talks and panel discussions, followed by a day dedicated to workshops and masterclasses delivered by academics, established and emerging designers, as well as artists.

The programme focuses on circular design and materials through two distinct perspectives: material knowledge management and material waste management. Speakers from the UK, Greece and Europe will look at the inherent wisdom of materials and examine how it can be utilised to transform our relationship with waste materials.

The full programme will be announced soon.


Confirmed speakers include:


Registration opens on 8 March 2021.


For further information, please contact us:

Maria Papaioannou | 210 369 2336
Katerina Galani | 210 369 2386