25 May 2011: Ed van Hinte and Steve Broome on Scarcity and Consumption


Scarcity and Consumption is part of Scarcity Exchanges, a series of exchanges on and around the topic of scarcity, bringing together some of the leading thinkers in the field to expound on one of the most pressing, but often avoided, issues of the day.

In this session we speculate on design and consumerism, looking particularly at available material and social resources that may become prominent in a post-consumerist scenario.

Ed van Hinte is founder and chair of the pioneering Lightness Studios, a grouping of designers and thinkers who research and practice in the field of lightweight structures and products. He is author of numerous books including Lightness. He will speak  about Harmless Housing.

Steve Broome is Director of Research at the RSA, having previously worked on a London New Deal for Communities programme, where he led evaluation and strategy, community safety and community development programmes. He has led the RSA’s Connected Communities programme and will speak about his recent work.

Chair: Ann Thorpe

Wednesday, 25 May 2011, 6.30 pm, University of Westminster, Marylebone Campus, London

This event is free but registration is required.

We will make podcasts available after 1-2 working days. Suggested Twitter hashtag: #scibe