International Upcycling Symposium 2020: Research and Practice

Hugh Aston Building, De Montfort University, Leicester

Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2020

Website: International Upcycling Symposium 2020 

We are pleased to invite you to the first International Upcycling Symposium 2020: Research and Practice. This symposium aims to collate state-of-the-art research and practice on upcycling in the world and identify opportunities for future research and business collaborations. We have three objectives: 

1) to present, discuss and publish the latest high quality research and practice on upcycling. Participants will be invited to publish in the Special Issue of Sustainability, "Sustainable Consumption and Production by Upcycling: Advances in Science and Practices". (Impact Factor: 2.592).

2) to attract international upcycling experts and practitioners to the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council) Networking Scheme

3) to generate ideas for future collaborations and networking activities. 

The symposium will be held at the campus of De Montfort University on Friday 10 July 2020 as a joint effort between De Montfort University, Lund University, Nottingham Trent University, and Newcastle University. 

The symposium targets audiences of academics, researchers, educators, research students, upcycling practitioners (e.g. artists, designers, engineers, craftspeople, hobbyists) and other stakeholders in upcycling businesses (e.g. material suppliers, retailers, consumers). This event is envisaged as a multidisiplinary arena in which all participants will share their ideas, opinions, research and practice to learn from each other. 

We are seeking extended abstracts (1,000 words maximum) addressing conceptual studies, case studies, experimental studies, interviews, surveys, extended literature reviews, and holistic viewpoints or new insights regarding upcycling. 

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