Designing cellulose for the future: Design-driven value chains in the world of cellulose (DWoC) 2013-2018

Kirsi Kataja (Editor), Pirjo Kääriäinen (Editor)

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    Since 2013, we have had the opportunity to work together on a special bio-material, cellulose, in a multidisciplinary research project called Design-Driven Value Chains in the World of Cellulose (DWoC). The central aim of the project has been to challenge the traditional way of using cellulose, to explore possible new applications for this material, and to experience at first hand how co-operation between designers, material engineers and business researchers can work in practice, and what kind of outcome we can expect.
    In addition to advancing materials research, we have aimed to refresh the image of cellulose as a material for the sustainable future. We have also ambitiously targeted the birth of a new cellulose-based ecosystem in Finland.
    By using tools and methods from the fields of design and architecture, we have communicated the work-in-progress and the results of the project to a variety of audiences.
    The DWoC project has been a great training exercise and valuable learning experience for us all. Now it is time to wrap it up, and to move on to new projects. Through this publication we would like to share our five-year experimental journey with you, and proudly present the main results of this unique collaboration project.
    With compliments,
    the DWoC team
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationHelsinki
    ISBN (Electronic) 978-952-94-0721-7
    Publication statusPublished - 31 Jul 2018
    MoE publication typeD4 Published development or research report or study


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