Training for Circular Economy in the Construction and Furniture Sectors

KATCH_e Project presented in Circular Economy conference: Thinking the Future Circularly

Organized by the Sociedade Ponto Verde, on the 28th February, the conference sought to bring together some of the main players in the search for a better management of the resources and materials of our planet, a path that involves the valorization and extension of their life. It sought to meet the current concerns of all agents of Portuguese society, and seek answers to the doubts that persist, in a very practical and action-oriented way.
Professor Teresa Franqueira from the University of Aveiro was invited to talk about the Challenges of Education for a Circular Economy and shared her experience as a teacher of an innovative and multidisciplinary curricular unit that challenges students to think about product design in a more sustainable and conscious way. This curricular unit, entitled Product Design within Circular Economy, was created within the participation in the KATCH_e project, and it tested some of the materials developed with multidisciplinary groups of master students.

More information about the Conference (in Portuguese):

More information about the curricular unit Product Design within Circular Economy: