Defining Your Values Workshop with Katie Treggiden

Defining Your Values Workshop with Katie Treggiden

Saturday 1 July

11:00 - 11:45


Katie Treggiden

The workshop will help students define their values, so that they can make values-aligned decisions when it comes to sustainability instead of trying to get it “right” (spoiler: there’s no such thing). Often we absorb values from family, friends, and society and this is about working out what we really value ourselves.

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Katie Treggiden had idyllic Cornish childhood spent in boats, on the beach or exploring the countryside, underpinned by a fascination with nature documentaries, particularly those by her childhood hero David Attenborough. She read biology and marketing management at Oxford Brookes University, deepening her understanding of the natural world while honing her communication skills, before embarking on a successful 12-year career in advertising, marketing and brand strategy.

In 2010, Treggiden shifted gears to become a craft and design writer, focusing on creativity as a positive agent for social change. Having written four books, established an award-winning blog and an independent magazine, as well as contributing to publications such as The Guardian, Viewpoint, Design Milk, Crafts Magazine, Elle Decoration and Monocle24, she undertook a master’s degree in the history of design at the University of Oxford. She set herself an informal question to guide her research: ‘can craft save the world?’ She graduated in 2019 with, not only a distinction and papers on bio-facture, repair and the plastics crisis, but an answer to the question that has become the ‘North Star’ for an emerging body of work about the role that craft and design can play in sustainability and the circular economy.

It was during her time at Oxford that she laid the groundwork for her sixth book, sixth book, Broken: Mending & Repair in a Throwaway World (Ludion, 2023), a podcast, Circular with Katie Treggiden, and a series of keynote speeches at worldwide conferences and design festivals. In 2022, she established Making Design Circular, a membership community and online learning platform where designers, makers, artists and craftspeople get feel proud of contributing to a thriving planet with every product they make.

Treggiden was the co-founder of women’s network Bloom and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and an NED of Cornwall’s largest creative hub, Krowji