Sung, K., Ku, L., Yoon, J, and Kim, C. (2023) Predictors of Upcycling in the Highly Industrialised West: A Survey across Three Continents of Australia, Europe, and North America. Sustainability, 15(2), 1461.
Sung, K., Isherwood, P. and Moalosi, R. (forthcoming, 2023) Research Journeys to Net Zero: Current and Future Research Leaders. Routledge Research and Teaching in Environmental Studies collection. London: Routledge.
Heaton, A., Sung, K., and Isherwood, P. (2023) Accessible Solar Energy Technology for Domestic Applications in the UK: Edge Solar. International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED23), Bordeaux, 24 – 28 July. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 445-454. DOI:10.1017/pds.2023.45
Sung, K. (2023) Understanding Upcycling and Circular Economy and Their Interrelationships through Literature Review for Design Education. International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED23), Bordeaux, 24 – 28 July. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. pp. 3721-3730. DOI:10.1017/pds.2023.373
Abuzeinab, A., Sung, K., Moalosi, R., Satheesan, A., Garba, B., Adeh, F., Lim, H., Baek, J., and Njeru, S. (2023) Key global challenges and opportunities for scaling up upcycling businesses in the world: Interpretive structural modelling workshop preliminary analysis. Product Lifetimes And The Environment (PLATE) 2023 Conference, Espoo, 31 May – 2 June.
Sung, K., Moalosi, R., Satheesan, A., Brosse, C., Burton, E., Lim, H., Cheung, K., Debrah, R., Lettmann, S., and Gaukrodger-Cowan, S. (2023) How to understand and teach upcycling in the context of the circular economy: Literature review and first phase of Delphi. Product Lifetimes And The Environment (PLATE) 2023 Conference, Espoo, 31 May – 2 June.
Moalosi, R. and Sung, K. (2022) Promoting Upcycling through an International Research Network. International Online Conference on Reuse, Recycling, Upcycling, Sustainable Waste Management and Circular Economy (ICRSC) 2022. Online. 9-11 September.
Sung, K., Hughes, P., and Hsu, J. (2022) Exploratory multiple case study on successful upcycling businesses: ChopValue, Freitag and Pentatonic. British Academy of Management (BAM) 2022 Conference. Manchester (online), 31 August – 2 September.
Seminar on Upcycling in Australia and Europe (January 2023): 01. Upcycling as precarity and invention in historical Australian clothing and material practices by Dr Ricarda Bigolin, RMIT University, Australia / 02. Upcycling solar panels: waste modules as a silicon source by Dr Patrick Isherwood, Centre for Renewable Energy Systems Technology, Loughborough University, UK / 03. Generating exciting ideas to create more impactful research communications by Jonny Prest, Seed Creativity, UK / 04. Using traditional textile techniques to upcycle, promote slow fashion and focus on individual well-being by Elizabeth Burton, Birmingham City University, UK / 05. Cultural craftivism: ‘Jogakbo’ participatory project by Dr Hye-Won Lim, University of Leeds, UK / 06. Upcycling research to date by Dr Pammi Sinha, University of Leeds, UK / 07. Pulp and rag paper upcycling by Dr Daphne Mohajer va Pesaran, RMIT University, Australia / 08. Upcycling implement for dialogue by Kayleigh Parkes, Coventry College, UK / 09. Upcycling (Mobile) Station Handbook by Dr Mary O’Neill, De Montfort University, UK / 10. An overview of my academic research on upcycling by Dr Jagdeep Singh, Lund University, Sweden / 11. Turtlehorn ways of upcycling, thousand ways of trying by María Voth Velasco, Turtlehorn, Germany / 12. Upcycling as postgrowth approach? – The Potential of an International Upcycling Collective to Grow Impact by Dr Patrick Elf, Centre for Enterprise and Economic Development Research (CEEDR), Middlesex University, and Centre for the Understanding of Sustainable Prosperity (CUSP), University of Surrey, UK; and Dr Andrea Werner, Middlesex University, UK / 13. Upcycled artworks using agricultural textiles and other waste by Sally Gaukrodger-Cowan, De Montfort University, UK / 14. Do It Together (DIT) fashion upcycling and community upcycling practices by Dr Eunsuk Hur, University of Leeds, UK
Upcycling practices (2022): 01. Stencil making with a plastic carton by Sally Gaukrodger-Cowan, De Montfort University, UK / 02. Gelli printing plate with waste objects by Sally Gaukrodger-Cowan, De Montfort University, UK
Seminar on Upcycling in Americas (November 2022): 01. Upcycling Practices: Craft, Repair, Alternative Futures of Clothing by Donna Maione, Carnegie Mellon University, USA / 02. Refashion: Teaching the Upcycling Mindset through Community Engagement in an Undergraduate Apparel Design Course by Dr Chanjuan Chen, University of North Texas, USA / 03. Re-designing the world through upcycling by Claudia García, Distrital University and We Glass project, Colombia
Seminar on Upcycling in Asia (October 2022): 01. Applying the COM-B behaviour model and behaviour change wheel to develop an intervention framework to promote upcycling by C. Ashwathy Satheesanx, India / 02. Understanding Everyday Design Behaviours by Dr Chajoong Kim, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, South Korea / 03. Upcycling wasted human capabilities by Dr Joon Sang Baek, Yonsei University, South Korea / 04. Designing with waste by Kevin Cheung, Kevin Cheung Upcycling Product Design, Hong Kong / 05. Designing methods in fashion upcycling by Kavisha Parikh, Patch over Patch, India
Seminar on Upcycling in Africa (September 2022): 01. Alternative design using upcycling to create a greater socioeconomic impact in Africa by Kevin Kimwelle, Nelson Mandela University, South Africa / 02. Integrating upcycling in the industrial design programme as an alternative approach to mitigate environmental challenges in Botswana by Thatayaone Mosepedi and Prof Richie Moalosi, University of Botswana, Botswana / 03. Upcycling in the community: Towards an inclusive sustainable cycle by Walter Chipambwa, Chinhoyi University of Technology, Zimbabwe / 04. Chako Zanzibar; Upcycled-Uplifted: ‘The impact, challenges and strategy towards becoming a sustainable upcycling company on a small island in East Africa’ by Drs Anneloes Roelandschap, Chako Zanzibar, Tanzania / 05. The Upcycle Architect: 5 years in the Nigerian system by Bilkisu Garba and Funto Adeh, The Upcycle Architect (TUPA), Nigeria / 06. Circular economy and advertising: an eco-friendly up-cycling process for non-biodegradable prints by Dr Ralitsa Diana Debrah, Dr Adam Rahman, and Anthony Kofi Badu, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana / 07. Emerging scenarios for advancing upcycling through cosmopolitan localism to promote sustainability by Dr Ginn Assibey Bonsu, KNUST, Ghana and Dr Alettia Chisin, CPUT, South Africa / 08. Kenyan fashion designers’ knowledge, attitude and practice of upcycling by Dr Sophia Njeru, Kirinyaga University, Kenya and Prof Richie Moalosi, University of Botswana, Botswana / 09. Roadside eco-entrepreneurship through design and upcycling of wooden packaging pellets by Paulson Letsholo and Dr Yaone Rapitsenyane, University of Botswana, Botswana
Upcycling Station in the British Science Festival (September 2022): 01. full video / 02. Anomaly – Unreasonable by Kevin Cheung, Kevin Cheung Upcycling Product Design, Hong Kong / 03. Upcycling and circular economy by Christopher Brosse, Costa Rica / 04. Upcycled agricultural textiles by Sally Gaukrodger-Cowan, De Montfort University, UK / 05. Circular design in fashion by Sabine Lettmann, Birmingham City University, UK / 06. Upcycling baby strollers by Ralitsa Debrah, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana / 07. Upcycling and circular economy by Ashwathy Satheesan, India / 08. Upcycling in fashion education by Hye-won Lim, University of Leeds and Elizabeth Burton, Birmingham City University, UK / 09. Upcycling in circular economy by Kyungeun Sung, De Montfort University, UK