Circular Design: Towards Regenerative Territories (Jovis, 2022) features European case studies about urbanism, social innovation and creative industries. The book has been compiled by Jörg Schröder, Riccarda Cappeller, Alissa Diesch, and Federica Scaffidi.
When it comes to climate change, circularity has become a major topic. Closed loops, reuse, recycling, and renewable materials are already fashionable ideas in architecture and product design. In order to establish the new paradigm of circular design, this book introduces a territorial dimension to the goal of transforming living spaces for resilience and sustainability — and to the use of design-led research and design-thinking as effective forces for analysis, developing concepts and strategies, and cooperative processes of transformation. Featuring case studies from all over Europe that merge creative narratives in urbanism with social innovation and creative industries, Circular Design aims to activate dynamic fields and networks of ideas, people, and space oriented to circular principles.
The text is in English. The book is richly illustrated with colour photos, diagrams, drawings, and other visual material.