Design Council are running a 2-day conference alongside COP26

Design Council are running a 2-day conference alongside COP26 next week at the V&A in Dundee. The Design for Planet festival aims to galvanise the 1.69m design community in the U.K. to put the planet first in everything we undertake.

As part of the festival, we would like to offer and invitation to 2 of the workshops to local Architects and Designers to come and join us, helping us create positive actions towards our goal.

Monday 8th November, 12pm-4pm Eco-innovation Park, Perth*

Waste it ain’t - exploring the designer’s journey from waste to raw material

Sophie Thomas (Founder Thomas Matthews Ltd and Board Member WRAP) will be leading a team of local designers and business leaders to a visit of the Binn Group’s state of the art recycling facility and Ecopark in Perth. The event will consist of a tour and then a 90minute workshop led by Sophie and John Ferguson (Head of Strategy at the park and Former Head of Waste Strategy for S.E.P.A).

If you would like more details and to enquire about joining the group, please email

*Transport from V&A Dundee available if required.

Tuesday 9th V&A Dundee 12-2pm

“What If …? Unlocking Your Potential to Design More Sustainable Products

We are looking for Architects, Product Designers and Design Engineers to join our delegates at the Design for Planet festival at V&A for a practical workshop hosted by world-leading, digital manufacturer Protolabs.

The workshop will be on the subject of life-cycle analysis (LCA), challenging attendees and participants to share knowledge and ideas, collaborating to ultimately help design engineers be more sustainable in their work. The approach will be to harness the collective knowledge of LCA amongst the groups. Starting with understanding the challenges everyone faces individually in respect to achieve sustainability in their lives as design engineers, Protolabs representatives Steve Lewis-Brammer and Stephen Dyson will task the group to encourage looking at product design from a different perspective, using new and as-yet unexplored approaches to problem solving.

If you would like more details and to enquire about joining the group, please email


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