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MCD Virtual Event • Wasted: When Trash Becomes Treasure w/ Katie Treggiden + Glenn Adamson
January 27, 2021 @ 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The program will begin with an introduction by the book’s forward author, renowned art critic and curator Glenn Adamson, then dive into Wasted, chronicling 30 designers who have founded their artistic and entrepreneurial practices upon principles of sustainability, waste reduction, and circular economics. Each of the featured makers and manufacturers have made reclaimed waste their primary material of construction in hopes of confronting Earth’s ever-ominous climate issues by straying away from the “take-make-waste” consumer model and rethinking the ways in which we can minimize our consumption and relative pollution.
In this talk, Treggiden will also explore the sociocultural and economic influences surrounding the book’s featured projects, as well as highlight the people and ideas reinvigorating streams of waste into both functional and decorative objects.
Q&A session to follow.
Pre-registration required—limited space available.
MCD Members FREE
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Katie Treggiden is a craft and design journalist with almost 20 years experience in the creative industries. She regularly contributes to publications such as The Guardian, Crafts Magazine, and Design Milk. This is her fifth book and third for Ludion, after the success of Urban Potters (2017) and Weaving (2018). She has a Masters in the History of Design from the University of Oxford.
Glenn Adamson is a curator and writer who works at the intersection of craft, design history and contemporary art. Currently Senior Scholar at the Yale Center for British Art, he has previously been Director of the Museum of Arts and Design; Head of Research at the V&A; and Curator at the Chipstone Foundation in Milwaukee. Purchase a copy of Glenn Adamson’s new book, Craft: An American History today!