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Smiley Talk


Duo to the current situation with COVID-19 this Smiley Talk has been postponed. We will share more information as we know more and normal operations resume.

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The Smiley Movement Team

Kicking off DESIGN BRIGHTON 2020, a four-day Festival for the Urban Environment, is this special Smiley TALK dedicated to Sustainable Development in Construction – one of the highest polluting sectors in the world.

Hosted in partnership with Circular Brighton & Hove, our aim is to tackle UN Goal 12: Responsible Consumption & Production by addressing resource-intensive building models and showcasing the inspiring vision and works of sustainable architects, urban designers, non-profits, circular thinkers and Innovators working towards living well within the limits of our planet.  This event is free and open to the public, designers, students, climate action groups, local authorities and anyone keen to learn more about sustainable development, responsible consumption and production.



  • 9.30am- 10.00am Registration
  • 10.00am- 10.05am - Introduction to Smiley TALKS (5 mins)
  • 10.05am-10.35am- Opening Speech by Dr David Greenfield & keynote (30 mins)
  • 10.35-11.35am- Panel discussion showcasing works of sustainable designers from different sectors & audience Q&A (1 hour)
  • 11.35 -12.00pm Sustainability Workshop
  • 12.00pm –12.05pm - Closing Remarks & Calls to Action
  • 12.05pm- 1pm -Speed Networking session & refreshments
  • 1pm - Event Ends

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Claire Potter

Lecturer in Design for the Circular Economy at the University of Sussex

Claire Potter

Founder of the award-winning circular economy design, research and consultancy studio - Claire Potter Design in Brighton, and regular international speaker on marine plastics.

Sally May

Coach and productivity trainer; co-founder of Circular Brighton & Hove

Sally May

Exploring how the Circular Economy can help people to think differently and get creative at home and at work, whilst having a positive impact on the environment and community.

Dr David Greenfield

Managing Director at SOcial, ENvironmental & EConomic Solutions (SOENECS) Ltd

Dr David Greenfield

David has been working within the waste and resources industry in local government for over 20 years, he has procured and managed a waste PFI and spent the last 10 years advising local and central government. David is Chartered Waste Manager, Fellow of the CIWM, a member of SOCITM and a Chartered Environmentalist.

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Design Brighton - A Festival for the Urban Environment
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Christina Medici

Head of Global Partnerships
at Smiley Movement (CIC)
  • Interests: Gender Equality
  • Offers: Business Development
  • Needs: Writing & Journalism

Rachel Yu

Partnership & Events Coordinator
at Smiley Movement
  • Interests: Climate Action
  • Offers: Project Management
  • Needs: Strategy Consulting
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