We will be running four workshops in four European cities during 2016/2017. These are: Amsterdam (28th April 2016), Maastricht (9th Dec 2016) London (April 6th 2017), and Bangor in North Wales (3rd October 2017).

WORSKHOPS ARE FREE TO ATTEND and we have approximately 25 places in each workshop. If you would like to participate, please email Alex Plows on

**Maastricht workshop** date 9th December 2016. REGISTER TO ATTEND BY NOV 30TH! Theme: Techno-Scientific Innovation and Waste; Opportunities and Consequences maastrichtflier.pdf

**Amsterdam workshop**: date 28th April 2016. Venue Free University Amsterdam. Core theme: (waste, innovation and) buildings, spaces,and engaging local citizens. Confirmed speakers: Tilmann Meyer-Faje, Irene Stengs, Irene Janze, Netty Gelijsteen Click here for the Amsterdam workshop webpage. if you would like to participate in this free event please email Alex Plows

Flyer available here: flieramsterdam.docx

workshop core objectives in a nutshell: Primary objective: capacity building/ knowledge exchange and best practice sharing and learning to speak across disciplinary divides . Secondary objective: identifying key intervention points we can develop for targeted future bids for projects which make a real difference. Iterative capacity building across time using the website to faciliate capacity building from workshop to workshop.

Each workshop will have a specific theme, and will also reflect on the 'difference that place makes'- ie focus on key local issues- and compare these to other (European , worldwide)examples and places where relevant.

Each workshop will bring together a mix of artists, architechts, scientists, other academic disciplines, industry/business, policy makers, and practitioners, all with an interest /expertise in innovative waste management and treatment.

Each workshop will consist of a mix of keynote speakers and structured group participation/discussion on key themes and issues. Before each workshop (in most cases), there will be an interactive artistic event/“pop up”, to engage and involve the public. The results (public views and values, etc) will be fed back into the main workshop.

workshop format/structure- basic explanation. Approximately 35 participants, a mix of artists, scientists, industry, policy makers, practitioners, academics, all with interests in waste innovation and the core theme of each workshop (eg in Amsterdam =buildings, local spaces, public engagement), the majority all with a local focus (with an additional comparative focus- other cities, countries, regions, where relevant). Morning: 4 or 5 keynote speakers, a mix of all disciplines and backgrounds. (free nice lunch- important!) Afternoon: “world café” style participant discussion. “