SHARE GOODS, IDEAS AND SKILLS

Circle Centre was founded to address the problem of overconsumption, which leads to degradation of environmental resources, poor working conditions, and excess waste. We believe that by starting a library of goods with items that we do not need everyday, we can start changing the idea of ownership. We aim to promote more cultural consumption, rather than the material consumption of goods. As a part of this movement, we also host open educational events and hands-on workshops focused on sustainable living and reuse. Additionally, by offering a common workspace, we aim to foster a tight-knit community of Lund where people can share not just goods, but ideas and skills as well.

THREE PILLARS OF CIRCLE CENTRE

LIBRARY OF GOODS

Addressing the problem of overconsumption and excessive waste generation, we believe that by sharing goods that are not needed everyday, we can change the idea of ownership and promote sustainable and cultural consumption. Borrow items instead of buying them!

COMMON WORKSPACE

Circle Centre is not just be a place to borrow items from, but also a common workspace for personal projects. It is a space for members to work independently or collaboratively on their own DIY or art projects. For example, a member can bring in fabric and use the Circle Centre sewing machine in-house, instead of taking it home with them.

EDUCATIONAL EVENTS

As a part of this movement, we are hosting open educational events and hands-on workshops focused on sustainability. Among others, we are organising repair cafés, documentary screenings and open discussions. Check out our upcoming events!

OPENING HOURS

Wednesdays

05:30 PM - 07:30 PM

Saturdays

11:00 AM - 01:00 PM

OUR VISION

Circle Centre´s aim is to leverage social change towards a more sustainable Lund.

The name is given based on the circulation of goods and the inclusive nature of the community we strive to create. Therefore, our starting point for social change is our Library of Things: a place where members can ‘check-out’ items for use, rather than individually purchase their own.

Next to serving as a physical space for borrowing items, Circle Centre also serves as a hub for sharing knowledge and skills in order to create a culture of sustainable living. Our vision is a future where every local community has a shared space for borrowing goods. Ultimately, this would decrease individual consumption and incentivise companies to produce more durable and sustainable products.

OUR SPONSORS

As a non-for-profit organisation we are very grateful for the support from our sponsors. We are happy to be a Mini Project at Stenkrossen and to have our physical space and the Library of Goods located here. Our fund from PLUTO and SYSAV helps us to expand our inventory and host events

STENKROSSEN

Run by Kultur Lund, the Culture and Leisure Department of Lund municipality, Stenkrossen is a workshop and workspace for projects and activities that promote art, culture, and innovation.

PLUTO

PLUTO represents and supports students studying in interdisciplinary social science programs as a subsection of the Samhallsvetarkaren, Social Science Student Union.

SYSAV

SYSAV, South Scania Waste Company, recycles and treats waste from households and industries in southern Skåne. Their goal is waste management that is sustainable in the long term, with the most extensive recovery of materials and energy possible.

OUR PARTNERS

Through our partnerships with Fritidsbanken, FixaTill and Repair Café, we hope to build a counterculture to consumerism in Lund, where individual consumption is reduced and items are used and repaired as much as possible before becoming waste.

FRITIDSBANKEN

Fritidsbanken Lund functions like a library of sports and leisure items where items that are no longer used are collected and lent out for free for others to use for up to 2 weeks.

FIXATILL

Fixa Till is a free workspace with access to a wood shop, sewing machines, and painting studio where you can extend the life of your things through repair or make something new out of something old.

REPAIR CAFE LUND

Repair Cafe Lund works together with Repair Cafe Malmö to run community repair events where volunteers help people to repair their broken items.

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