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

    to humanity's big challenges.



    We launched with an ambition to tackle Bangkok’s Waste Management System- and then expanded our "2.0" Lab to include Air Pollution and Unsustainable Fast Fashion

    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 systemic and circular design as as process pathway to explore systems intervention possibilities- or in other words- possible solutions to challenges.


    It's 2020- a year being redefined by COVID-19 each day. We ourselves are reframing and curious to recast what is possible. We invite you to work with us on challenging the status quo and work towards #climateaction, #circulardesign and regenerative futures.

    What We Do

    We leverage an ecosystem approach that embraces collaboration to get things done as a community. From curated panel discussions, to custom systemic design workshops to tackle a complex contemporary challenges our platform is always evolving.


    Our first "lab case" was focused on Bangkok's Waste Management System. In this 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.


    Even with a COVID19 backdrop, we have two active campaigns underway that evolved from our lab's- you can see the latest on air pollution here, or plastics pollution here.

    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. You can also drop us a note if you have a specific idea or question in mind.

    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. You can see the current volunteer team and growing network of affinity partners here. If you are curious about what else we have been doing, we invite you to check out our reflections from the lab too.

  • Happening Now!

    When it comes to air pollution, did you know you can be a part of the positive change? Find out more in this 'Roadshow'- a collaboration between Circular Design Lab and the Thailand Clean Air Network

    Bangkok's Circular Innovation Jam will take aim at the #plasticspandemic

    The Incubation Network and Circular Design Lab are proud to collaborate for this regional ideation event, taking place in five countries across South & Southeast Asia.

    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.

    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 a year old - here's to taking stock of where we've been and where we are going

  • Or Drop Us a Line

    We are always on the hunt for interesting ideas, people and collaborations