• We are a self-organized, citizen-driven project focused on prototyping and delivering solutions

    to humanity's big challenges.

     

    We launched with Bangkok’s Waste Management System -

    and kicked off the 2.0 Lab to include Air Pollution and Unsustainable Fast Fashion

     

    It's 2020- a year being redefined by COVID-19 each day. We ourselves are reframing what is possible.

    See details below for how to get involved in the groups working on #climateaction and #circulardesign that came from past workshops and 'Open Studios' focused on Systemic Design for Change.

  • The #right2cleanair:  a take action series on PM2.5 and COVID

    Recently we held 3 live sessions with guest experts to learn more about the links between COVID-19, air pollution, and the ongoing crisis in Northern Thailand - we kicked off on Earth Day - and held our final one May 6th!

     

    For more background context and a recap, see the story here.

    Postponed:

    Bangkok Circular Innovation Jam

    Due to COVID 19 is Postponed for the Moment~! Stay Safe and #SociallyDistant, yet #DigitallyClose

    Featured on the Ellen MacArthur Foundation DIF Platform

    We shared the Circular Design Lab story with the Ellen MacArthur Foundation's DIF

    Follow Along, Get involved! Here's the latest reflection from the field notes

    It's 2020 and CDL is almost a year old - here's to taking stock of where we've been and where we are going

  • Reflections from the Lab

    The Circular Design Lab, in collaboration with the Thailand Clean Air Network held the third and final installment of the ‘pop up’ live series focused on exploring the dynamics of change in regards to Air Pollution, COVID19 and the opportunities for everyone to be a part of the action to change policy and awareness. You can see the session highlights here.

    Reflections from the Lab

    Last week, in collaboration with the Thailand Clean Air Network, we held our second installment of the three part ‘pop up’ series designed to bring awareness and educated action towards a shift at the intersection of air pollution and health issues. See the story and how to get involved.

    Reflections from the Lab

    Last week, our Circular Design Lab 'Air Track', in collaboration with the Thailand Clean Air Network, launched a pop-up livestream series to explore the links between COVID-19 and air pollution, the ongoing crisis and existing response in Northern Thailand. You can catch up on the session and register for the next ones in this post too.

    Curious about the backstory?

    Learn more about the 'WHY' behind the Circular Design Lab and how the RSA is supporting

    Reflections from the Lab

    This April, the Air Pollution team is running a pop up webinar series to illuminate the links between COVID-19 and air pollution, the ongoing crisis and existing response in Northern Thailand, and the ways in which Thailand can move towards long-term solutions to its systemic air pollution challenges, and how you can take action to guarantee your #right2cleanair. with a coalition of acto

    Reflections from the Lab

    Here is the March 2020 update on what the volunteer #airpollution team is doing - from citizen driven policy platforms to mainstreaming the notion that clean air is a fundamental human right.

    Reflections from the Lab

    CDL team member Laura Hammett shares her impressions in 'Listening to the System'

    Reflections from the Lab

    CDL team lead Courtney Savie Lawrence shares more in 'Why Inclusive Social Capital Ecosystems Confront the Echo Chamber- and Other Lessons Learned through the Circular Design Lab'

    Did You Make it to the Launch?

    THANKS FOR JOINING US MARCH 13!

    If not, learn what we did and check out the live map

  • What happened at

    the 2.0 Launch Event?

    #climateaction #circulardesign

    It took place in the heart of Bangkok -

    We dove into what it takes to tackle waste management, air pollution and unsustainable fast fashion.

    This is a space where talk leads to action and now we invite people from all walks of life to join us for the Systemic Design Workshop Series - more below!

  • WELCOME TO THE CIRCULAR DESIGN LAB

    We kicked off in Bangkok - join what we have started

    Our Purpose

    We are an experimental (open innovation) lab – led 100% by a team of volunteers. We bring people together to address environmental and social challenges using circular design as one pathway to explore systems intervention possibilities- or in other words- solutions to challenges.

    What We Do

    We leverage an ecosystem approach that embraces collaboration. We carefully curate panel discussions and custom systemic design workshops to tackle a complex contemporary challenge: our first "lab case" is focused on Bangkok's Waste Management System. For our first launch round we had 3 teams develop prototypes to tackle: mindsets, single use plastic, food waste and recycling systems. For our 2.0 (September re-launch) we have integrated more themes, including air pollution, fashion/clothing supply chains, ocean plastic, while continuing with waste management systems.

    How To Join

    We deeply believe in the power of inclusion and diversity – and from talks to workshops we invite all people, from all walks of life to join. There are easy ways to get involved- start by signing up for updates and showing up!

    The Dynamic

    Our structure is flat and organic. We don't have a hierarchy, but we do have dedicated and self-organizing doers. We are a 'team of teams' and will be sharing our learnings as we go as part of the Presencing Institute's Societal Transformation Lab . This is a larger initiative – we are one of 300 teams around the world convening to work on local issues.

    More

    Circular Design Lab คือกลุ่มอาสาสมัครที่รวมตัวกันจัดกิจกรรมหลากหลายรูปแบบขึ้นเพื่อทดลองแนวทางในการแก้ไขปัญหาทางสังคมผ่านกระบวนการ Circular Design หรือการออกแบบหมุนเวียน

     

    Circular Design Lab ประกอบไปด้วยอาสาสมัครที่มีประสบการณ์หลากหลาย เรารวมตัวกันจัด panel discussion และ workshop เพื่อแลกเปลี่ยนวิธีการแก้ปัญหาทางสังคมที่ซับซ้อน โจทย์แรกของเราคือ “ระบบการจัดการขยะในกรุงเทพฯ”

     

    ทีมงานของเราเชื่อในพลังการมีส่วนร่วม เราน้อมรับในความแตกต่างและยินดีรับบุคคลจากทุกภาคส่วนให้มาร่วมกิจกรรมที่หลากหลายกับเรา ทุกคนจากทุกพื้นเพสามารถเข้าร่วมทั้งงานเสวนาและ workshop กับเราได้ โดยสามารถลงทะเบียนเพื่อรับข่าวสารเกี่ยวกับงานกิจกรรมของเราด้านล่างได้เลย!

     

    เราเป็นองค์กรที่ให้คุณค่ากับทุกคนอย่างเท่าเทียมกันโดยไม่มีลำดับขั้น เราทุกคนต่างคนต่างมีหน้าที่รับผิดชอบของตน เราแบ่งปันการเรียนรู้ซึ่งกันและกันอยู่เสมอ Circular Design Lab คือ 1 ใน 300 ทีมจากทั่วโลกที่ทำงานด้วยจุดมุ่งหมายเดียวกันและเป็นส่วนหนึ่งของ Presencing Institute's Societal Transformation Lab.

  • WHO WE ARE

    ทีมงาน

    We are a 'team of teams' - we started CDL as a beta project- to see what possible solutions can be co-created by convening a diverse set of cross-sector stakeholders. We are also one team of 300+ rolling out impact project experiments around the world as a part of the Presencing Institute's Societal Transformation Lab.

     

    พวกเราคือ 'ทีมของทีม' เราเห็นถึงโอกาสในการสร้างแนวทางการแก้ปัญหามากมายจากการวบรวมคนที่มีความเชี่ยวชาญอย่างอยากหลายเข้าด้วยกัน เราคือ 1 ใน 300+ ทีมที่สร้างการเปลี่ยนแปลงเชิงบวกทั่วโลกซึ่งเป็นส่วนหนึ่งของ

    Presencing Institute's Societal Transformation Lab.

    Praewa Satutum

     

    ​CO-LEAD*

    Government Innovation Lab, Project Lead &

    School of Global Studies, Thammasat University, Lecturer

     

    Jett Virangkabutra

    ​CO-LEAD*

    Government

    Innovation Lab,

    Project Manager & School of Global Studies, Thammasat University, Faculty

    Courtney Savie Lawrence

    ​CO-LEAD*

    UNDP Regional Innovation Centre,

    Head of Exploration

     

     

     

    Chris Oestereich

     

    CO-LEAD*

    Circular Economy Advisor, Linear to Circular and UNDP, &

    Faculty, School of Global Studies, Thammasat University

    Liepa Olsauskaite

     

    2.0 LEADERSHIP TEAM*

    Social Entrepreneur

     

     

    Laura Hammet

     

     

    2.0 LEADERSHIP TEAM*

    Climate Change Adaptation & Urban Resilience

     

    Kin Fucharoen

     

     

    2.0 LEADERSHIP TEAM*

    Senior Air Traffic Management Officer at AEROTHAI

     

    Kamonnart Ongwandee

     

    2.0 LEADERSHIP TEAM*

    Design Research & Strategic Director at FireOneOne

     

    Sivalee Anantachart

    2.0 LEADERSHIP TEAM*

    Impact Investor. Fund Advisor. Founder of Blockchain Mango

     

    Alka Puri

     

    2.0 LEADERSHIP TEAM*

    Senior Lecturer, Fashion Marketing & Management, at Raffles Design College

     

    Madeleine Recknagel

    2.0 LEADERSHIP TEAM*

    Lecturer, Sustainability Consultant, Zero Waste Expert

     

    Kahwei Yoong

     

    2.0 LEADERSHIP TEAM

    Cofounder, ATM-Ed

     

     

     

    Irene Laochaisri

     

    2.0 LEADERSHIP TEAM

    Cofounder InsightPact

     

     

     

     

     

    Flavia Reale

     

    2.0 LEADERSHIP TEAM*

    Environmental Manager, UNESCAP

     

     

     

     

    Ashley Wilson

     

     

    2.0 LEADERSHIP TEAM*

    Founder and Managing Director, PONSHO

     

     

    Bing

    Dhanarach-wattana

    2.0 LEADERSHIP TEAM

    Changemaker

     

     

     

    Supot Chunhachoti-ananta

    2.0 LEADERSHIP TEAM*

    Lecturer, International College for Sustainability Studies, Srinakharinwirot University

    Alice Razon

     

     

    2.0 LEADERSHIP TEAM

    IP Consultant and Lawyer

     

     

     

    Lotta Adelstål

     

    2.0 LEADERSHIP TEAM*

    Facilitator & Consultant

     

     

    Frederic

    Pouget

     

    2.0 LEADERSHIP TEAM

    Instructor,

    Dusit Thani College

     

     

    Kittikun Saksung

     

    2.0 LEADERSHIP TEAM

    BIOFIN Intern,

    UNDP

     

    Kittikun Saksung

     

    2.0 LEADERSHIP TEAM

    Instructor at Dusit Thani College

     

    Mali Kos

     

    2.0 LEADERSHIP TEAM*

    Interdisciplinary Designer

     

     

    Nok Boonmavichit

    2.0 LEADERSHIP TEAM

     

    Manager at Acumen Trading

    Buranee Soh

     

    2.0 LEADERSHIP TEAM

    Creative Designer

     

    Jiratcha Arch

     

    2.0 LEADERSHIP TEAM

    Intern,

    Scholars of Sustenance

    Posthorn Mungmee

    2.0 LEADERSHIP TEAM

    Entrepreneur,

    Graphic Designer

    David Henderson

    ADVISOR

    Founder and CEO

    DRVR

  • Waste \ Air Pollution \ Sustainable Fashion 

    Systemic Design Workshops

    In November and December We Held the Following

    Who's co-leading the workshops? Take a look at the team and profiles here.

     

    About systemic design as an innovation process: Our workshops are designed to build off of one another, so from the first workshop to the last we learn about systems change and human centered design as tools that help us discover possible ways to see the challenges (of waste, air pollution, fashion) in new and different ways. We strive to find 'leverage' points, or strategic ways to experiment with solutions to the challenges we see. We will work in teams- you can come alone, encourage a friends to apply with you or simply meet other likeminded folks to become a team with during the workshops.

    1

    Systems Design

    Workshop 1

    Co:Initiating Lab

    NOVEMBER 9

    SATURDAY
    Time: 11am-5pm

     

    Understanding and listening to the 'system' is step zero. By the end of the workshop teams will form and prepare to develop a common understanding of their urban challenge.

    2

    Systems Design

    Workshop 2

    Co:Sensing Lab

    NOVEMBER 16

    SATURDAY

    Time: 1-5pm

     

    Teams will be guided through an intentional process that blends elements of design and systems thinking with behavioral insights.

     

    3

    Systems Design

    Workshop 3

    Co:Creation Lab

    NOVEMBER 23

    SATURDAY

    Time: 1-5pm

     

    Teams will refine their ideas especially in terms of experimentation strategy and foresight. The non-linear process of iteration will be emphasized as the teams get ready to test in the idea networking section.

    4

    Systems Design

    'Open Studios'

    Co:Synthesis Lab

    DECEMBER 2 + 10

    MONDAY + TUESDAY
    Time: 6-8pm

     

    Teams will meet to build and develop their prototypes and cross pollinate ideas, research and insights. This informal space will be held at Cafe Na at Bangkok 1899 and include design 'coaches on the floor'.

     

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