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Hadley James Clarke

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(Re)valuing Circularity & (Re)Circulating Value


Urban industrial landscapes are key drivers in the shift towards a more circular economy. With mounting pressure to reduce destructive behaviours and growing populations circular urban industry offers megacities their own metabolism. This project proposes a new industrial vernacular of (re)production to be stitched within existing urban grain. Acting as a form of urban upcycling, each typology is tailored to alleviate specific restrictions and enhance existing material and spatial values within the industrial landscape. This additional layer of (re)production acts to (re)circulate products whilst simultaneously (re)value industrial landscapes.

It is likely that you own a product you love dearly that is not expensive. It may be a watch, pen or shirt. It holds significance to you and would be irreplaceable if lost or broken. The incorporeal value you hold for this product is economically irrational but an integral trait of being human, proven by Khaneman and Tversky’s prospect theory. This attitude of value prevents an item from becoming perceived as obsolete, (re)circulating the value of the product and seeing circularity (re)valued through an increased reliance on facilities able to repair, refill or reuse products. How can this incorporeal value be imagined through a new industrial layer of (re)production?

London, UK



Hadley James Clarke

︎Year 4





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