Watch a talk on designing with waste live from Southern Sweden Design Days

The co-founder of Matter Displaced, an exhibition about designing using waste, discussed the ideas behind the show in this live talk moderated by Dezeen as part of Southern Sweden Design Days.

Matter Displaced is an exhibition highlighting Nordic designers, studios and companies that find waste materials locally and reuse them to create new designs.

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Matter Displaced is an exhibition showing as part of Southern Sweden Design Days

It is being held as part of Southern Sweden Design Days, a new international design festival in Malmö taking place from 19-22 May.

Matter Displaced's co-founder Anna Gudmundsdottir, who is an industrial designer at Malmö Upcycling Service, appeared on the panel.

The exhibition's partners were also represented on the panel by Dag Duberg, Nordic sustainability manager at Tarkett, and Wickie Meier Engström, director and partner at Kvadrat Really.

The panel was moderated by Dezeen's deputy editor Cajsa Carlson, and interrogated the potential of treating waste as a resource in the design process.

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Anna Gudmundsdottir is an industrial designer

Gudmundsdottir is an industrial designer based in Malmö who focuses on local manufacturing and circular design. She currently acts as a project leader at SPOK, an organisation researching and promoting local manufacturing.

She also founded the Malmö Upcycling Service, a design collective that makes use of discarded materials.

Gudmundsdottir co-founded Matter Displaced with Melissa Marie, a Malmö-based designer and founder of interdisciplinary design practice Studio Marie Karl.

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Dag Duberg is Nordic sustainability manager at Tarkett

Duberg is Nordic sustainability manager at flooring brand Tarkett, where he works to put circular economy theories into practice in industry.

He has been working in the flooring industry for more than thirty years, and holds a masters degree in Industrial Economics & Organisation from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

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Wickie Meier Engström is director and partner at Kvadrat Really

Meier Engström is director and partner at Kvadrat Really, the upcycling-focussed arm of Danish textile company Kvadrat. She is a co-founder of Denmark's Index Design to Improve Life Awards, and has acted as an innovation consultant to organisations including Unicef Supply Division, Statoil and TrygFonden.

From 2011 to 2016, Meier Engström held the position of associate professor of Sustainable Design Strategies at the Esmod Design School in Berlin.

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This talk was produced by Dezeen for Southern Sweden Design Days as part of a partnership. Find out more about Dezeen's partnership content here.