Publications“New paradigms for contemporary crafts in the context of circular economy research”, Chapter in Circular Economy research book
"New paradigms for contemporary crafts in the context of circular economy research”, Chapter in Circular Economy research book

“New paradigms for contemporary crafts in the context of circular economy research”, Chapter in Circular Economy research book

In 2021 Dr. Ana García López was invited to participate in the book Economía circular: fundamentos y aplicaciones (Circular economy: fundamentals and applications) with the chapter “Nuevos paradigmas para la artesanía contemporánea en el contexto de la investigación en economía circular” (“New paradigms for contemporary crafts in the context of circular economy research”) coordinated by Dr. Valentin Molina-Moreno, also researcher in RRREMAKER.

This book is a reference in the new paradigm of the Circular Economy, understood as a new way of making, using, designing products considering the BIOCAPACITY of the planet earth. A restorative and regenerative economy by intention and design, the circular economy takes into consideration that resources are finite and that, in addition, their production must take into account a flow of circularity that minimizes the waste generated and waste. In addition, any resource, at the end of its useful life, will have an application in another process, becoming a technological nutrient that mimics the cycle of biological nutrients. The Circular Economy is a new paradigm that has brought together different contributions from various fields of knowledge, including sustainability.

Dr García-López links circular economy with the craft sector in the chapter where she highlights strategies for the sector to receive the definitive input to position it at the forefront of processes related to manufacturing and hand-made goods. This drive will inevitably involve the implementation of complex processes provided by technology and digital tools such as the application of generative design, digital manufacturing or platforms for co-creation, exchange and transfer of files through platforms based on Artificial Intelligence. This journey to the avant-garde through the entry of digital processes is incomplete if it is not established within parameters of circular economy, which must be approached from the design process itself, from the rethinking of the object, its processes and its manufacture with new materials from recycled and recovered materials. Two case studies of international and multisectoral research projects are provided that address this necessary transition from craftsmanship to circular economy parameters based on the 3Rs (Reuse Reduce Recycle): RRREMAKER and Maker Art.

Search as: GARCÍA LÓPEZ, ANA. (2021) “Nuevos paradigmas para la artesanía contemporánea en el contexto de la investigación en economía circular”, en MESEGUER SÁNCHEZ, V. et. Alt. Economía circular: fundamentos y aplicaciones, Thomson Reuthers Aranzadi, Cizur Menor (Navarra). ISBN978-84-1346-185-4

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