-From Circular Home Lab-

We heartily invite all curious minds, makers and sustainability enthusiasts to join our circular home journey.

  • Part 01: the world shifts towards circularity

    -systems of complexity -circular economy and the empowerment of cities -effects on food (waste) industry -exploring best material innovation case examples -circular material design

  • Part 02: turning food waste into tangible matter

    -introduction to DIY material making -exploration into powders and natural colours from food leftovers -make your own small bowl with an open source recipe and your household food leftovers -poetry of working with materials -how to care for your materials -show & tell

  • It will be a theory blended with getting your hands dirty and experiencing it with us. Having an open conversation about what a circular home means.

  • After the workshop:

    Let's spark new ideas for future of product design with waste as a new resource. There might also be some picturesque results of your crafted work which you might want to share with your friends.

  • What you will need for the workshop:

    We will send you instructions on what to prepare and how :) We will be cooking our material on a hob and the main ingredient you will need is your household food waste and additionally Agar Agar powder, vegetable Glycerine and Starch. This will all be described in detail to you in our Pre-Workshop-Handout to make it easy and fun to prepare!

Course curriculum

  • 2


    • System Complexity 1/2

    • System Complexity 2/2

    • System Complexity: Transition of rules & values - exercise (optional)

  • 3


    • Material Innovation Cases 1/2

    • Material Innovation Cases 2/2

  • 4


    • What we will explore 🔎

    • Food Waste Powders

    • Bringing it all together

    • How to care for your materials

    • Cooking your material and shaping an object

  • 5


    • SHOW & TELL

Meet your Instructors

Learn about their extensive work and research in Materialily & Business.


Paula Nelrich

Paula is an award-winning entrepreneur and Biodesigner whose work has been featured and exhibited at the London Design Museum, Wallpaper Magazine as well as in international innovation platforms. Read more

Vanessa Rosenthal

Vanessa is an innovation consultant focused on bringing early stage research to life within sustainable ecosystems. She worked across North America and Europe with clients like Google on the future of education and digital healthcare.Read more

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