When Trash Becomes Treasure w/ Katie Treggiden + Glenn Adamson

MCD Virtual Event • Wasted: When Trash Becomes Treasure w/ Katie Treggiden + Glenn Adamson

The program will begin with an introduction by the book’s forward author, renowned art critic and curator Glenn Adamson, then diveinto Wasted, chronicling 30 designers who have founded their artistic and entrepreneurial practices upon principles of sustainability, waste reduction, and circular economics. Each of the featured makers and manufacturers have made reclaimed waste their primary material of construction in hopes of confronting Earth’s ever-ominous climate issues by straying away from the “take-make-waste” consumer model and rethinking the ways in which we can minimise our consumption and relative pollution. 

In this talk, Treggiden will also explore the sociocultural and economic influences surrounding the book’s featured projects, as well as highlight the people and ideas reinvigorating streams of waste into both functional and decorative objects.

Q&A session to follow. 

Pre-registration required – limited space available. 


San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design Members FREE 
Non-members $8
Students/Seniors $6

Katie Treggiden

Katie Treggiden is a craft and design journalist with almost 20 years experience in the creative industries. She regularly contributes to publications such as The Guardian, Crafts Magazine, and Design Milk. This is her fifth book and third for Ludion, after the success of Urban Potters (2017) and Weaving (2018). She has a Masters in the History of Design from the University of Oxford.

San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design

The Museum of Craft and Design is the only museum in San Francisco devoted to craft and design. Founded in 2004, MCD showcases designers, makers and artists through an exciting and distinctive series of craft and design-focused exhibitions and public programs. As a non-collecting institution, the museum actively collaborates with artists, designers, museums and universities, as well as design venues and practitioners to create inspirational experiences in the world of craft and design for visitors of all ages.

©2021 Katie Treggiden, Glenn Adamso, San Francisco Museum of Craft and Design all rights reserved

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