Wednesday, March 4, 2020 (All day) to Thursday, March 5, 2020 (All day)
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Day 1: GUND 110, GSD, 48 Quincy St., Cambridge & Buckminster's Cafe, SEAS, 11 Oxford St., Cambridge | Day 2: Wexner 434B, HKS, 79 JFK St., Cambridge

In the Loop: A Circular Design Workshop

As part of a series of pre-events leading to the first Circular Economy Symposium at Harvard, join HCES for an opportunity to meet Katie Whalen, creator of the 'In the Loop' game, which uses experiential learning techniques to illustrate broad issues of resource management and the circular economy. 

Society faces some pretty big challenges such as extreme price fluctuations of raw materials, questions of energy security, and climate change. Does our current focus allow us to solve these problems effectively? Maybe we’re inclined to label things too fast and think of challenges as only political, environmental, social, or economic affairs. Through the lens of materials and their consumption, IN THE LOOP illustrates how these views intersect and sets out to encourage thinking about today's challenges from a new angle. The workshop is conducted by Katie Whalen, the creator of the "In the Loop" design game. IN THE LOOP uses game-based learning techniques to illustrate the interconnectedness of today's society by combing different approaches to today's resource use into one broader perspective. The game raised more than EUR12,000 on Kickstarter and has been distributed in over 30 countries. Register here

Wednesday, March 4:

11am-12:30pm | GUND 110, GSD

4pm-5:30pm | Buckminster's Cafe, SEAS 

Thursday, March 5:

9:30am-12pm (offered in three 45-minute time slots) | Wexner 434B, HKS


Contact Name: 

Nick Van Hollen

Harvard University
Center for the Environment

Address: 26 Oxford Street, 4th Floor, Cambridge
Phone: (617) 495-0368

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