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MCD Virtual Event with Glenn Adamson

The Museum of Craft and Design welcomed writer and speaker Katie Treggiden for a virtual discussion of her new book, Wasted: When Trash Becomes Treasure.

The program began with an introduction by the book’s forward author, renowned art critic and curator Glenn Adamson. Wasted, chronicles 30 designers who have founded their artistic and entrepreneurial practices upon principles of sustainability, waste reduction, and circular economics. Each of the featured makers and manufacturers have made reclaimed waste their primary material of construction in hopes of confronting Earth’s ever-ominous climate issues by straying away from the “take-make-waste” consumer model and rethinking the ways in which we can minimise our consumption and relative pollution.

They also explored the sociocultural and economic influences surrounding the book’s featured projects, as well as highlighting the people and ideas reinvigorating streams of waste into both functional and decorative objects.

More of Katie Treggiden’s virtual and public speaking events can be found on her YouTube channel.