Dr. Dagny Tucker

Using systems-thinking, innovation & design Dagny’s work pushes the boundaries of how we think about everyday decisions & builds the capacity in others to have a real impact on today’s pressing issues. She is the founder of Vessel, a reusables service system, Vessel Works, an educational and consulting firm focused on circular design, and the design studio Thread Count Creative.

Dagny Tucker and her companies Vessel Works and Vessel Revolution, Inc. were amongst the earliest movers globally to forge a path for tech-enabled open network systems of reusable foodware. With their first multi-stakeholder launch in NYC in 2016 and ongoing operation in multiple geographies since she brings significant first-hand experience with implementing systems of reuse. From initial system design to end-to-end supply chain logistics, asset management, IoT technology, distribution, health and safety, point-of return, and life-cycle assessment, Dagny is a leading expert. She consults with governments, multinationals and communities around the world to guide design and assist implementation of systems of reuse for cities, campuses, food halls, grocery and beyond.

She taught at Parsons The New School for Design, was Managing Director of Strategic Global Affairs for New Hope Natural Media & Executive Director of Peace Initiatives Institute. She is the Tishman recipient of “outstanding achievement in sustainability,” holds a doctorate in International Peace, Conflict & Development & an M.S. in Design in Urban Ecologies.

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