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    Urban Upholstery design and upholster one-off pieces from used and existing furniture. They find fly tipped furniture and give it new life or reuse frames from prototype furniture which has been discarded. This innovative business is also featured in the film "The Survivor Sofa Story" Made in association with The Great Recovery greatrecovery.org.uk Music by Small Colin “Mutations” creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/

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    • The Survivor Sofa Story

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      “The Survivor Sofa Story” How can design impact what we throw away? What happens if you bring together a team of creative designers who spend their time dreaming up useful and desirable products with a group of waste experts who spend their days dispensing with those very same products once they are no longer wanted? The Royal Society of Art’s Great Recovery project has partnered with SITA UK to run an exploratory and pioneering residency with a small team of designers. For ten days over December 2014 and January 2015 Ella Doran, Kirsty Ewing, Sarah Johnson and Xenia Moseley visited furniture reuse organisations, upholsterers in Hackney who rescue fly tipped furniture and a waste transfer station in Surrey where they salvage a sofa destined for landfill. Along the way they “tear down” a Laura Ashley and IKEA sofa as well as receiving input from other organisations and individuals, including IKEA. This documentary by Paul Wyatt follows the designers journey into discovering what we’re doing with our waste and how small design initiatives can make big changes when it comes to reuse and diverting products from landfill. Music by Ant Neely “Might as well whistle” Christian Bjoerklund “Hallon” Dustmotes “Sea sparkle” Open Work Stocking “Mirrors” Small Colin “Mutations” http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/

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      • Sustaining Creativity: E-Waste Workshop and Circularity Showcase

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        November 2014 FabLab, London What is the circular economy, and where do the creative industries fit in? We got under the skin of music devices; took them to pieces, mapped out material sources and supply chains as we went. This hands on session explored the circular economy and how it can be applied to the creative industries. Afterwards, participants from our Circularity workshops joined us to showcase their ideas, unpick the principle of 'circularity' and how it can be used in practice and think about what it would take to design out the concept of 'waste' altogether.

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        • Sustaining Creativity: Closed Loop Tour and Workshop

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          Starting with a tour of the Closed Loop factory, this was a hands on workshop offering a fascinating insight into end-of-life of plastics and wider issues related to waste and the value of materials. The RSA’s Great Recovery team lead a “tear down / design up” session looking at the deconstruction of plastic products, mapping out material sources and supply chains. Using the Great Recovery’s Four Design Models for a circular economy, we explored the different options for redesign, ways to maximise the value of materials, and reduce environmental impacts.

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          • FABLAB London

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            Fab Lab London is the City of London’s first purpose built digital fabrication and rapid prototyping workspace. Fab Lab London is part of a global network of over 320 Fab Labs affiliated with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology – the idea behind Fab Labs started in 2006 and now spans over 25 countries worldwide. Every Lab adheres to the Fab Lab charter and shares a common philosophy.

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            • The Great Disruption: Unleashing the Power to Create

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              For more information about the event and to listen to the podcast go to the RSA event page: http://bit.ly/WDInJ2 We are living in creative times. New technologies combined with an unstoppable desire for self-determination has unleashed a wave of new ideas and practices in a huge diversity of areas.The RSA is now placing this unleashing of the Power to Create at the heart of its mission. Watch a panel of senior staff from the RSA’s Action and Research Centre (ARC) explore how we can harness the Power to Create for public good and economic growth and what we can do to respond positively to the great disruption it is already generating for jobs, businesses, the public sector and wider society. Speakers: Adam Lent, director of ARC, RSA; Anthony Painter, director of institutional reform, ARC, RSA; Rowan Conway, director of Connected Communities, RSA; and Sophie Thomas, co-director of design, RSA.

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              • "This isn't just hippy recycling"

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                The Great Recovery asks " How do we develop a fashion industry that is able to be circular? " Featuring a discussion with Worn Again's (http://wornagain.info/) Nick Ryan about the reprocessing potential of Polyester.

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                • Toothbrush

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                  From the Secret Life of Things project. A study of toothbrushes from ethnographic work by the Studio of Material Life, conducted for the Great Recovery Project 2013.

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                  • Making E-waste Jewellery

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                    The intention of the “What's In My Stuff?” project is to engage the public and raise awareness of the chemical elements used in our everyday objects and to explore whether an emotional connection between people and high technology devices can be created through the making of contemporary jewellery objects. This creative work is being carried out by Maria Hanson an established Designer Maker and Reader in Metalwork and Jewellery at Sheffield Hallam University. Filmed as part of a continuing series of short films for The Royal Society of Art's "Great Recovery" project which aims to encourage designers to design for the circular economy. Film: Paul Wyatt

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                    • Geevor tin mine

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                      The Great Recovery ventures to Cornwall for this innovative workshop set in a disused tin mine. Fancy taking apart a washing machine anyone?... Learn more about the circular economy and the importance of products being designed from cradle to cradle rather than cradle to grave. A Royal Society of Art project

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