Training for Circular Economy in the Construction and Furniture Sectors

ARA innovation kick-off

The ARA Innovation Space had its official kick-off event on November 15th. In the opening speech, Laura Glasberg, the project manager presented the 4 core themes that the innovation space will be dealing with in the coming year under the umbrella of circular economy: resources, future wastes, circular design and circular economics.

In the 3 presentations that followed by Dr. Christoph Scharff (ARA AG), Mag. Brigitte Kranner (Altmetalle Kranner) and Dr. Rainer Pamminger (ECODESIGN, TU Vienna) the attendants gained some insights and background knowledge about circular economy and where we stand today, to better understand how circular economy innovation can be driven most effectively. The attendants were asked to write down their questions and throw them into a small recycling bin – some of those questions were then drawn and answered by the speakers, leading to a short discussion.

Raphael Volkmer, social design student at the University of Applied Arts presented his upcycling art project “Pewter Transmutation”. The next event “Die Philosophie des Schenkens” will take place on the 13.12 at 6 PM at ZIMMER.