„REJuvenate European Design“ REED

REED aim is to develop an EU Platform to promote a new international breed of up and coming young eco-friendly product designers. It will provide a platform for these young designers to launch careers, it will provide visibility and mobility for these young designers and foster creativity and entrepreneurial activity, whilst encouraging new business models and market development in partnering countries. REED will take waste materials from businesses such as hotels; cardboard, bottles, plastic, paper, towelling etc. and to turn these waste materials into high quality up-cycled products that can be offered back to the hotels for use in the hotels.

REED is an international project including partners from UK, Lithuania, Czech Republic and Spain. Each partner will run a design project linked with a college or design institution, and a business or hotel in their respective countries.

The design institutions will select a group of approximately 20 students from design courses. Each partner/ college will select a group of students to produce a selection of works made from waste materials and for each to work on the project for a period of 3 – 6 months culminating in an exhibition(s) in each partnering country of the final products. From these final exhibitions x3 designs/ pieces will then be selected from each country to go forward for an international touring exhibition which will be toured in selected European venues.

The project is a time - from 2015-06-01 to 2017-05-30. National exhibition in Lithuania date - 2016-06-17 19:00 am. Maironio str. 3, Vilnius, during the night festival of culture „Culture Night“.

The project funded by the European Commission under the program „Creative Europe 2014-2020“.

The project funded by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic Lithuania and  Lithuanian council for culture.

The lead partner: Actiondog“ (UK)

Partner TRINITY BUOY WHARF

Other partners: Tomas Bata University in Zlín (Czech Republic); AIJU Institute for technology (Spain); Vilnius Academy of Arts (Lithuania).

Partners in Lithuania: hotel Best Western .

More information about this project: www.reedproject.eu