June 25


11:00 - 12:30

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Impact Hub

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Impact Hub Basel

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Impact Hub Basel launches a (virtual) space to network and exchange around FABE topics in the circular economy. Join the Tribe launch event!

About this Event

Switzerland is one of the world’s design capitals, producing furniture classics, world-renowned architecture and innovations in building science. With such a depth of expertise, there is a great opportunity to share experience and inspire innovation. 

As we look to the future, our challenge is to design objects and environments that keep products and materials in use, and regenerate natural systems; what we call circular design. But what does this mean for the user experience, business models, and how different elements of the industry and supply chain work together?

We aim to inspire your thinking through design portraits of Swiss furniture, architecture and the built environment, exploring how circular thinking is being implemented in their design, material selection, and service models.


Impact Hub Basel and Circular Economy Transition invite you to the (virtual) launch of the Circular Furniture, Architecture and Built Environment tribe.

With this event, we are launching a space for circular design discussions, by presenting you a practical case study and giving you a chance to ask questions during our expert Q&A panel. You also get an opportunity to network virtually with peers within and outside of your field. Additionally, we want you to tell us what you’d like to get out of our network, as we plan for the next FABE Tribe events.

This event is open to anyone with an interest in good design, especially industrial designers, furniture companies, architects, interior designers, building engineers, waste and recycling companies, researchers and many more of the field.


  • 18.00 Introduction by Olena Bolger (Program Manager CET)
  • 18.20 Circular Portraits – Case studies related to Furniture, Architecture and the Built Environment
  • 18:30 Panel discussion and Q&A moderated by Kate Bottriell (Impact Hub Basel FABE Tribe Leader, and founder of
  • 19.00 Looking forward – Building our Tribe and future events
  • 19.10 Speed networking


After your registration via Eventbrite, you will receive an email with access to the Zoom call closer to the event.


The Circular Furniture, Architecture and the Built Environment (FABE) Tribe is a network of individuals and organizations interested in the circular economy, as applied to the furniture, architecture and built environment in Switzerland. It is an initiative of Impact Hub Basel, and part of the Circular Economy Transition program.

Circular Economy Transition is a pioneer initiative that aims at accelerating the transition of Switzerland to a Circular Economy. It currently takes place in 5 Swiss cities – Basel, Bern, Geneva, Lausanne, and Zurich. The program is initiated and being implemented in close collaboration with Impact Hub Switzerlandsanu durabilitas and with the support of the MAVA foundation.


Please note that by registering and participating in this event, you agree to the recording of your appearance and/or your voice, which Verein Impact Hub Basel can publish in photos, videos and accompanying sound recordings via online and offline media and for marketing purposes.