Traditionally products have been designed to fit the aesthetic, the functional and the marketable – but there is a fourth pillar that is rarely addressed. Responsibility. Responsibility to society and to the environment. As designers and manufacturers what impact on the planet are our choices in materials and processes having? As consumers what are the misconceptions about sustainability that we fall prey too? What are the unintended consequences of our good intentions? Leyla will be addressing how to ‘disrupt design for a better world’.

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