In this presentation and dialogue, Ken Webster will argue that our linear 'take-make-dispose' economy is a 19th-century heritage adrift in the 21st-century reality.
Ken Webster is Head of Innovation at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, a leading think-tank on the circular economy.
Long aware of the limitations of a linear economy, and deeply influenced by the cradle-to-cradle design philosophy, he has spent many years contributing to the debate around how the economy might better fit real world systems and create new forms of abundance.
His latest book is The Circular Economy: A Wealth of Flows. Ken is a visiting fellow at Cranfield University and Honorary Teaching Fellow at the University of Bradford School of Management.
Lecture Theatre 183, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL