Bridge Building Podcast Episode 36: Datta Podcast: Chelsea McLean – An Eye-Opening Look at the Circular Economy and Design.


Chelsea Mclean is an advocate for and leader in the move towards a change in the way we look at design into the future.  The push towards a circular economy is one way to change the direction of climate change and frankly our ability to live comfortably or at all on this planet.  Chelsea was the Saturday key note speaker at our conference this year and I have to admit I was expecting a fluffy interview that basically came down to we will need to recycle more.  Yep got that totally wrong.

Join me for an eye-opening talk and I hope you love it, I know I did.

Thanks Chelsea, for the chat!




About the Bridge Building Podcast

“This is the place where we dissect and then discover the many ways ITD teachers all over this country are using their passion to create passionate students. We talk of measuring and manipulating a multitude of materials of design and divergent thought, of creation with our minds and with our hands. And most of all, we talk of growing great young people because of course that is what we do.”

So what does that mean other than I like to show off my alliteration skills? Since coming back to teaching a few years ago the thing that strikes me most, and frankly scared me most is how lonely this job is. How little we know about what is happening in our subject area. The classroom next door, a class in the next school, let alone the next town are a mystery to me. I know there are teachers out there doing incredible things and this (the podcast) is a way for me to find out and be inspired. I would like to invite you along to listen and learn, to be inspired by some of the sensational teachers I speak to on the “Bridge Building Podcast – from technology to the trades”


About the Podcast Host

Stephen Anderson is a Design Technology, Trade Training and accidental Science teacher at a small high school 2 hours North West of Brisbane.


Over To You

If you know someone who is doing something spectacular or just great fun in design and tech or in trade training, I would love to know about them.

Contact me through my email


Music by:

Viola Pink

My favourite busker from the Nanango markets.