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London Design Festival: The Greengaged Sustainability Hub
Posted By Kate Andrews On September 18, 2008 @ 2:00 am In Green Design Events,Green Graphics & Packaging,London Design Week,Sustainable Design Organizations | No Comments
This Monday morning the London Design Festival ‘s inaugural sustainability event Greengaged  kicked off with a big-bang breakfast debut. The event’s pièce de résistance was Goldsmith University graduate Oliver Bishop-Young ‘s sustainability skip installation, complete with turf, steps, a hornbeam tree, signage from sustainable communication design agency thomas.matthews  and [re]design ‘s WEmake bench. Located outside the Design Council  offices in London’s Convent Garden, the skip introduced a breath of fresh air into the urban landscape while encouraging discussion about the importance of sustainable design.
Working with [re]design  and thomas.matthews , the Greengaged Skip  questions design’s responsibility to help transform our throw-away culture. The skip has generated plenty of interest and excitement, and continues to provide both the general public and festival goers with a focal point for sustainable design discussions.
The Greengaged  sustainability hub includes over 40 scheduled events, debates, workshops, exhibitions, seminars and masterclasses that will run until Tuesday 23rd September 2008. The event’s aim is to bring together all sectors of the design industry to focus on sustainability issues, exchange ideas and carve out new roles for design.
Greengaged  has been developed and organised by Sophie Thomas  at thomas.matthews , Sarah Johnson at [re]design, and Anne Chick  from the Sustainable Design Research Centre at Kingston University , with support from Arup  and Three Trees Don’t Make A Forest  in association with the UK Design Council .
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 London Design Festival: http://www.londondesignfestival.com/
 Greengaged: http://www.greengaged.com/
 Oliver Bishop-Young: http://oliverbishopyoung.co.uk/
 thomas.matthews: http://www.thomasmatthews.com/
 [re]design: http://www.redesigndesign.org/
 Design Council: http://www.designcouncil.org.uk/
 Greengaged Skip: http://www.flickr.com/photos/undercover_surrealist/sets/72157607313027065/
 Sophie Thomas: http://theideafeed.com/greengaged/?page_id=336
 Anne Chick: http://theideafeed.com/greengaged/?page_id=498
 Sustainable Design Research Centre at Kingston University: http://www.kingston.ac.uk/design/SDRC/
 Arup: http://www.arup.com/
 Three Trees Don’t Make A Forest: http://www.threetreesdontmakeaforest.org/
 Twitter: http://twitter.com/greengaged
 Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/groups/greengaged/
 Facebook: http://www.new.facebook.com/group.php?gid=25813260138
 + London Design Festival 2008: http://www.londondesignfestival.com/events/view-event.aspx?id=996
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