‘Product Lifetimes And The Environment (PLATE) 2017’ and inaugural lecture Ruud Balkenende

08 November 2017 00:00 till 10 November 2017 23:55 - Location: Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering - By: Communication

PLATE 2017, the second conference on Product Lifetimes and the Environment, is to be held at the faculty of IDE from 8-10 November. The conference is organised by Conny Bakker and Ruth Mugge, in a cross-departmental DE-PIM (f the faculty of IDE) collaboration. In addition, Prof. Ruud Balkenende of the faculty of IDE will hold his inaugural lecture on 10 November.

The conference takes a multidisciplinary perspective on product lifetimes by bringing together scholars with backgrounds in design, business management, economics, marketing, consumer behaviour, sociology, anthropology, and politics.  

The PLATE participants will present a total of 88 papers and 10 workshops. Download the programme.

In addition, we will host 4 keynote lectures that are publicly accessible to employees and students:

  • Kirsi Niinimaki (Aalto University): ‘Fast or Slow? Fashion Lifecycles in a Circular Economy Context’, on Wednesday 8 November, 13:30-14:20, Van der Grinten room.
  • James Pierce (UC Berkeley): ‘Speculation, Durability and Design’, on Thursday 9 November, 13:45-14:30, Van der Grinten room.
  • Deepali Sinha-Khetriwal (United Nations): ‘Product longevity: insights from the Indian context and experience’, on Thursday 9 November, 17:30 -18:35, Van der Grinten room.
  • Ruud Balkenende: inaugural lecture, on Friday 10 November, 15:00-17:00, TU Delft Aula.

PLATE will also have an online presence via the Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) of the Ellen Mac Arthur Foundation.

PhD students of the faculty of IDE have initiated a PhD only session in the morning on Wednesday 8 November. In this free session, PhD students will share their circular economy-related research topics in order to discuss these with their peers in small sessions. There are still places available. Do you want to join, please send an e-mail to: plate2017@tudelft.nl.

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