Valuing the waste: Re-innovation through the lens of upcycling

Marie Kirstejn Aakjær, Charlotte Wegener

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to introduce ‘upcycling’ – a well-known term within the design practice – to the field of re-innovation in public domains. In the simplest terms, upcycling is the practice of transforming by-products or waste elements into something of greater value. When we upcycle, we add value to something that is perceived of as disposable or of no value. This ‘valuing the waste’-mindset is highly relevant in public domains, we will argue. The paper investigates what perspectives emerge when approaching re-innovation through the lens of upcycling and claims that upcycling provides a much needed response to growth-biased innovation discourses in public domains.
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato2016
Antal sider13
StatusUdgivet - 2016
BegivenhedOLKC 2016 - international conference on organizational learning and knowledge capabilities - University of St. Andrews, Scotland, St. Andrews, Storbritannien
Varighed: 26 apr. 201628 apr. 2016

Konference

KonferenceOLKC 2016 - international conference on organizational learning and knowledge capabilities
LokationUniversity of St. Andrews, Scotland
LandStorbritannien
BySt. Andrews
Periode26/04/1628/04/16

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