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DesignLab Academy: Responsible futuring in 1 day - Circular society


During this workshop about a circular society, you will:


Moving towards sustainable and circular practices is a complex but needed challenge. This shift requires navigating a complex multi-stakeholder process dealing with different interdependencies and values at stake. In this workshop, you will gain hands-on experiences on Responsible Futuring to embrace transdisciplinary and futures-oriented approaches while shaping sustainable futures.

 Experience DesignLab Academy's Circular Economy Programme in 7 Engaging Steps:

  1. Onboarding: Learn circular economy principles, set goals, and meet teachers and peers.
  2. Introduction: Understand stakeholders, values, and perspectives related to societal challenges.
  3. Connect and Relate: Explore value-based stakeholder perspectives for deeper insights.
  4. Lunch and DesignLab Tour: Enjoy a meal while exploring our collaborative ecosystem.
  5. Understand and Frame: Reframe challenges using a systemic context approach.
  6. Imagine and Ideate: Envision potential futures and identify learning opportunities.
  7. Reflect and Reframe: Develop present actions for a sustainable future.

Join us and become a change-maker in the circular economy!

Practical info

  • Programme is for

    We welcome participants with varying levels of knowledge on circular or design. We encourage participants from diverse professional and personal backgrounds to join the workshop to facilitate a learning experience as transdisciplinary as possible.

  • Date

    2024 16th of September – 9.00-17.00

  • Time

    1 day 

  • Location

    DesignLab University of Twente

  • Course fee

    € 950,- excluding TAX, including materials, lunch, coffee and tea. 
    Discount: € 100,- for UT alumni, € 200,- if you're a student or an individual that is not linked to a company.

  • Maximum participants


  • Trainers

    dr.ir. J. Matos Castaño (Julieta)
    dr. S. Damberg (Svenja)
    ir. M. Huinink (Maartje)

  • Course materials

    Course materials will be provided during the training

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