How can design education support designers in their visionary work towards sustainability?
2016 (English)In: Open Design for E-very-thing: exploring new design purposes, 2016Conference paper (Refereed)
The objective of this workshop is to create a space for synthesis and to build on the paper sessions on sustainability, with a focus on design education. What roles can designers play in the vision towards sustainability? What is required of design curricula, pedagogies, educators, academic institutions and wider partnerships to support students adopting these new or modi ed roles? The workshop aims to set an agenda for years to come and to create an ongoing ‘think and do-tank’. This interactive and action orientated workshop is led by an interdisciplinary group from the Cumulus network and the Cumulus working group for sustainability, representing European and Asian perspectives, and both theory and practice.
This will be a three hour-long workshop with practical outcomes. Max: 30 participants.
The workshop is structured in three consecutive sessions.
1. The synthesis of insights from paper sessions & shared examples of best practices.
2. The new designer roles at the intersection of curriculum, tradition and emerging socio-cultural, economic and ecological systems.
3. Designing: prototypes for integrating relevant and applicable sustainability learning into the design curriculum and academic institutions.
Exhibits: 1. prototypes for sustainability learning in academic institutions and in our wider partnerships; and 2. an agenda proposal for a ‘think and do-tank’ for ongoing Cumulus conferences.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sustainability, Curriculum, Design
Research subject Design
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-61901OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-61901DiVA: diva2:1085047
Open Design for E-very-thing – exploring new design purposes November 21 – 24, 2016 Hong Kong, China Hosted by the Hong Kong Design Institute