The PLATE conference, which has been running since 2015, has successfully been able to establish a solid network of researchers around its core theme. For the 2023 edition of the conference, we have encouraged researchers to propose how to extend, widen or critically re-construct thematic sessions for the PLATE conference. The following conference tracks were the selected thematic sessions and are now open for abstract submission until 15th November.

Track 1: PRODUCT DESIGN AND MANUFACTURING

Colour and product lifetime

Distributed networks of localised fabrication, repair and remanufacturing

Desire thinking

Longer lifetimes for buildings and construction products

The lifetimes of mobility products

Packaging Systems for the Circular Economy

Design methods and theory for Product Lifetimes and the Environment

Track 2: DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES

Towards a Digital and Sustainable Circular Economy

Track 3: CONSUMPTION

The Loved and the Pre-loved – Journey of Fashion Garments

Sustainable Fashion Lifetimes and… Mindfulness

Sustainable Fashion Lifetimes and… The Use Phase

The Retailers’ Perspective on Sustainable Behaviour Change

Attachment to durable products

Understanding replacement behaviour

Sharing and access-based consumption

Track 4: REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE 

iFixit: Critical Views to Repair Strategies

Optimising Service Operations for the Repair Sector

Perceptions/adoption of refurbished products

Consumers’ Care and Maintenance Practices

Repurpose driven design and manufacturing

Track 5: SUFFICIENCY

Exnovation – on Designing for Less

Sustainable Fashion Lifetimes and… Sufficiency

Track 6: PEDAGOGY AND ASSESSMENT

Teaching and Learning for a Circular Economy

Development of Circularity Reporting and Disclosure Methodology

Track 7: REBOUND EFFECTS

The Unintended Consequences of CE and Sustainability Transitions

Track 8: POLICY and ECONOMY

Critical Value Chains

Multi-level Policies for Longer Lifetimes

Perceptions of Lifetime Labelling

(Designing) Business Models for Sustainability Transformation

Track 9: OTHER PLATE RELATES TOPICS

 

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