Upcycling in Education: BCIT

Dixie Hudson, an interior design instructor at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, is dedicated to teaching future designers all about the practice of upcycling. She accomplishes this goal with a hands-on approach, teaching students to upcycle by creating objects such as furniture, lighting fixtures and wreaths out of a variety of different waste materials. In this interview, we discuss projects of the past, present and future as well as why upcycling is becoming such an important practice in the field of design.