Circular Speeds

Circular Design Speeds is a design concept that explores alternative solutions for different modes of consumption and usage within the circular economy. From 'ultra-fast' to 'super-slow' , it understands that more adaptive and consumer-centric approaches are needed to offer sustainable solutions for diverse behaviors and needs. 

Ähnlich wie bei anderen Designansätzen wie der Cradle-to-Cradle-Philosophie berücksichtigt das Konzept Circular Design Speeds, der ‚zirkulären Designgeschwindigkeiten‘, die vorgesehene Nutzungsdauer eines Produkts und das Leben nach dessen Nutzung und richtet die Wahl der zirkulären Materialien und Dienstleistungen entsprechend aus.

‚Ultra-fast‘ approaches are intended for sustainable ‚fast fashion‘ applications and designed to be ‚thrown away‘ without doing harm to the environment. In this context, ‚fast’ becomes ‚good‘ instead of the conventional ‚bad‘. ‚Super-slow‘ approaches on the counter side focus on the ‚permanence‘ of a product and are designed to last for eternity. Here, next to the choice of recyclable materials, garment care and repair services play a vital role. 

More about the concept 'Circular Design Speeds' on the website of the research initiative by the Centre for Circular Design and Mistra Future Fashion