crQlr Summit Reports
The first ever crQlr Awards were held in late 2021, amid growing calls for a shift to a circular economy on a global scale. Organized by FabCafe and Loftwork, the awards both recognize and catalyze projects that are helping to design the circular economy.
The two-month application period saw 204 entries from companies, organizations, startups, and designers in 24 countries worldwide. On December 1st and 2nd, 2021, the inaugural crQlr Summit brought together 16 of the award winners and 18 global judges for two days of feedback and discussion.
This report presents highlights of the Opening Session hosted by FabCafe Tokyo. At this session, the only one to be held in Japanese, representatives from Japan’s design and sustainability fields discussed how we might co-create a social shift from mass consumption to a circular society, while accommodating a diversity of perspectives.