Duncan Baker-Brown is an architect, academic and environmental activist. Author of ‘The Re-Use Atlas: a designer’s guide towards a circular economy’, he has practised, researched, and taught around issues of sustainable development for more than 25 years. He has worked on projects as diverse as 'The Greenwich Millennium Village' in London, the RIBA’s ‘House of the Future’, and the multi-award-winning ‘Brighton Waste House’.
Baker-Brown is currently the Principal Investigator for two EU Interreg research programmes focussing on the re-use of construction waste, building deconstruction/ re-construction. He is curating a summer school for August 2020 that will be based in Brighton. It will ask teams of students from across Northern Europe to focus on re-working material from de-constructed buildings in the neighbourhood. Called the ‘School of Re-construction’ Duncan is working on this project with Rotor DC from Brussels, Bellastock from Paris, tohether with Brighton & Hove City Council.
Baker-Brown curates the annual ‘Waste Zone’ at FutureBuild; a three-day symposium and exhibition focusing on discussing many of the most pressing issues presenting the emerging concept of Circular Cities. It involves over 50 invited speakers including Prof. Walter Stahel, Prof. Michael Braungart, Dr. Zoe Laughlin and Prof. Mark Miodownik.