The age of waste: five designers modelling a ‘circular economy’

Imagine if everything we threw away had a new life. We talk to pioneering designers whose products are made from wasteHumans have always named epochs of history for the materials that define them: from the stone, bronze and iron ages to the 100 years that straddle the turn of the 20th and 21st centuries, known as the plastics age. But now, as the finite resources of our planet become ever scarcer, are we about to enter the “waste age”?Two-thirds of the resources we take from the Earth are discar...
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Margaret Howell: ‘My only clothing advice is to be comfortable’

The designer, 74, on her love of children, getting the giggles and going with her gut feelingIt’s funny seeing your name on a label or shopping bag. Sometimes I’ll see it on someone’s tote bag on the tube and that’s a surprise, though I’m very glad they’re using our bags. I always hope they don’t see me because it’s guaranteed I’ll be looking shabbier than them.My dad told me that if a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well. I hate a job half done. Even if it’s housework, you have to do a thor...
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Director of Research, Policy and Evaluation

The Ontario Arts Council is a publicly funded agency of Ontario’s Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism and Culture Industries. OAC’s mandate to foster the creation and production of art for the benefit of all Ontarians is actualized through the management of grants for professional artists and arts organizations in all disciplines. Director of Research, Policy and EvaluationCompetition number: 7-20Deadline for submissions: October 30, 2020 at 5pmPosition type: Regular Full-timeAffiliation: M...
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Executive Director – Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival

Called “the cradle of chamber music teaching in America”, Kneisel Hall is a distinguished music school and chamber music festival located in the coastal village of Blue Hill, Maine. It seeks a new Executive Director to lead Kneisel Hall’s administrative activities, including all aspects of program operations, fundraising, marketing, and communications. The position requires June, July, and August in Maine, but the balance of work may be conducted remotely. Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School & ...
Tags: Art, Jobs, America, Maine, Blue Hill Peninsula, BLUE HILL Maine, Kneisel Hall, Kneisel Hall Chamber Music School Festival, Blue Hill Maine Kneisel Hall, Jeffrey A Kehl

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