Part Seminar 
Part Workshop

Facilitated by our creative collective, our Lunch & Learn is divided into two parts. Participants can expect part seminar and part workshop ranging from 1-3 hours exploring circular design for social good. Introducing processes and small achievable steps to better ourselves, our community, and our environment. 



We explored plant-based fibre dyeing by extending the life of readily available food items one can find at home or in their community. This art form cultivates a deeper relationship with our environment and allows participants to recreate this technique at home.

Facilitated by Deanna Badi

DESIGNwith Resident Designer Deanna Badi is an OCAD University industrial design student whose interest in environmental sustainability led her to rethink the clothing industry and its degrowth.


Circular-Economy: Purpose-Driven Organizations

The end goal? To plant seeds of change and create a thriving world in which we minimize resource waste, regenerate nature, and make positive impact on society. Together we shared knowledge and work/personal experiences on how we can achieve circularity using small achievable steps.

Facilitated by Anne Gorgy

Anne is an OCADU Industrial Design Alumni, researcher and futures designer.


Closing the Loop:

Upcycled lighting using waste and the IKEA STRÅLA cord set

Together we explored lighting design using plastic waste right from the Cadillac Fairview Toronto Eaton Centre food court.

Closing the loop means thinking and designing in circularity - where waste does not exist but simply becomes a new material or energy for something new and useful. By reusing materials typically considered waste we unlock the potential of waste in design, contributing to a circular economy.

Facilitated by Industrial Designers Melissa Ciardullo, Claire Orange, and Ranee Lee