R-Urban London

Local Waste to Energy





Old Truman Brewery
Hanbury Street
E1 6QR

Small-scale sustainable energy production on a local level is common in the developing world, but can it make sense in the context of an established western city such as London?

Bringing together a wide network of waste to energy experts, inventors and designers, Friday morning's workshop led by R-urban Wick, is a series of short presentations and demonstrations exploring sustainable energy production and waste management for urban neighbourhoods. Come join the conversation!


The event is part of Mobilised a talk series for Tent Super Talks
during the London Design Week

We find ourselves in a constantly fluctuating, interactive and connected world, dominated by never-ending waves of innovation and founded on global distribution and exchange.

This period of hyper change has afforded us the opportunity to experience things in an unprecedentedly diverse number of ways, changing how we choose to consume, connect to objects, interact with others, and engage with technology.

In the midst of this mass mobilisation there is a new type of person evolving: the agent. They push the boundaries of the materials we manufacture, create strategies for our well-being, anticipate the shape of the future, and take action against how we safeguard content, near and far.

It can be said that, in today's world, where global brands both inspire and make us conform, whilst radical individuals and collectives turn ideas into reality, agency is the active element in design.

Mobilised is four days of topical debates discussing industry, ethics, futures and economies, presented by industry leaders, curatorial collectives, researchers and designers... in ways that make you think.

Curated by: Dani Admiss and Keinton Butler
Programming Assistant: Sarah Pennington