DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY: AN ACTIONABLE FRAMEWORK FOR THE CLIMATE EMERGENCY (İDİL GAZİULUSOY – FIN/EU)
MONDAY 11 - WEDNESDAY 13 NOVEMBER 2019
In this Masterclass you’ll be introduced to the multi-level framework of Design for Sustainability, embedding concrete actions into your practice to respond to the climate emergency and other sustainability challenges. You’ll learn how to move beyond hoping individuals or governments will act, and start creating systems that enable change at a societal level.
The Masterclass will introduce you to the approaches and tools that have been used in the Design for Sustainability field – evaluating the pros and cons of each approach as well as potential synergies between them.
These approaches include: Green Design, Eco-design, Emotionally Durable Design, Design for Sustainable Behaviour, Cradle-to-Cradle Design, Biomimicry Design, Product-Service System Design for Sustainability, Design for the base of the Pyramid, Design for Social Innovation, Systemic Design, and Design for Sustainability Transitions.
The Design for Sustainability framework demonstrates a model for sustainability practice across five levels, conceptualising the practice of Design for Sustainability as a holistic approach across the:
- Material/component level;
- Product level;
- Product-service system level;
- Spatio-social level; and
- Socio-technical level.
The Masterclass will equip you with an understanding of each of these areas and enable you to develop strategies tailored for the specific needs of your current projects.
This is based on the upcoming book Design for Sustainability: A Multi-level Framework from Products to Socio-technical Systems (Routledge). The session at SDNOW will be the first ever delivery of this training program in comprehensive detail.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
The masterclass will be useful for: Social Innovators, Design Practitioners, Corporate Innovation teams, Sustainability Consultants, and anyone else looking to act upon the climate emergency. It’s for people looking to introduce Design for Sustainability into their practice, as well as those working in or providing advice to business or government in this area.
At an individual level creating change is difficult, but if a collective of designers all start practicing in this space we can achieve the systemic impact that’s required.
DAY ONE: INTRODUCTION AND ORIENTATION
The first day of the masterclass will start with building common ground about the core concepts relevant to design for sustainability (such as systems, futures, sustainability) and by framing climate change and sustainability challenges ahead of us as multi-dimensional design challenges. The day will also cover an introduction to and overview of the multi-level framework as preparation for Day 2.
DAY TWO: DEEP DIVE INTO THE MULTI-LEVEL FRAMEWORK
In the second day of the masterclass you will learn about the different design for sustainability approaches covered by the multi-level framework, their strengths and weaknesses and most commonly used tools. The approaches to be covered include: Green Design, Eco-design, Emotionally Durable Design, Design for Sustainable Behaviour, Cradle-to-Cradle Design, Biomimicry Design, Product-Service System Design for Sustainability, Design for the base of the Pyramid, Design for Social Innovation, Systemic Design, and Design for Sustainability Transitions.
DAY THREE: TAILORING STRATEGIES FOR YOUR OWN PRACTICE
In the final day of the masterclass you will develop further understanding of design for sustainability transitions and how it relates to all other design for sustainability approaches you learned in Day 2. Then you will be guided to develop strategies for implementing design for sustainability in your own practice, share this with others and give/receive feedback.