“Athens circles of creativity”: INNOMED-UP Socio-Urban Circularity Workshop in Athens to explore further the concept of Circular Economy and its socio-urban integration aspects.
“Athens circles of creativity”: Socio-Urban Circularity Workshop in Athens to explore further the concept of Circular Economy and its socio-urban integration aspects.
A two-day workshop was organized in Athens in June 2021. Its aim was to bring together some of the creative entrepreneurs located in the historical center of Athens, several key stakeholders of the INNOMED-UP program as well as postgraduate architecture students. During the 1st day, online lectures and presentations were held in order to present the main concept of the INNOMED-UP program as well as its current research achievements. Key stakeholders also participated and contributed.
During the 2nd day, the participants along with the research team visited eight selected creative SMEs, which produce different products, such as leather shoes, bags and design objects and already apply circular economy practices or have a strong potential to move towards circularity principles.
The total number of distinct participants who attended was 28: 4 stakeholders, 8 SMEs and 16 postgraduate architecture students.