Category Archives: sustainable design

Design Calls from the Design Research Society

31 October – 1 November 2018 – Whats Going On? A Discourse on Fashion,
Design & Sustainability


Centre for Sustainable Fashion is proud to announce it will be hosting
the 6th edition of the Global Fashion Conference, taking place at
University of the Arts London, London College of Fashion on the 31st
October and 1st November 2018, with the aim of stimulating the
international debate around fashion, design and sustainability through
the lens of design thinking and practice, and coinciding with the
celebration of CSFs 10th anniversary.

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World first, National Sustainable Development Goals Plan for Australia

Was it only the East or the Scottish with a great history of invention?
Turns out, there’s also quite a few DownUnder. Aussie’s invented the Box Kite, the Winged Keel, the recent Ocean pollution collector and even CleanUp the World days that all share a common thread.
Creative Aussie’s showing the world how things can be done better and often with many benefits for people right around the Planet. Well, you may now consider whether we should be able to add another name to this impressive list with the “Young Australians’ Plan for the Planet”.
It has already grown into several incarnations and the first pilot by over 240 students from High Schools from right across Australia, has just released their Plan, a big Plan, covering ALL 17 of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
All beautifully considered and prioritised, this plan was presented in its Sample form to Federal Ministers at Australia’s Parliament House on 11th August, 2017 as the first part of the launch for National Science Week.
The Plan has a considered history of development including great institutions like Questacon and Australian National University (ANU) plus a host of other key stakeholders that have given this project the opportunity for the students to give it real Life. But not wanting to overemphasise the value of this Plan or the concept of where this could grow, we should seek your input, appraisal and review, so…
This is your Invitation to be a judge to review the groundbreaking work of the Young Australians’ Plan for the Planet Program, with their World first, National Sustainable Development Goals Plan for Australia.
Your assessment of the plan©final1.0.pdf?dl=0 is pivotal to increase awareness that innovative global solutions are growing and are worthy of your good support.
Your thoughts and comments on possible corporate or other supporters will be as valued, as your awareness and encouragement for the process to grow and expand. Indeed, after exceeding all expectations in the Australian pilot program year, this week sees the launch of the International Pilot in Mauritius as the Young Persons’ Plan for the Planet Program.
Your review, discussion and support is likely to take this Aussie initiative much further and you’re welcome to include initial implementation ideas for the plan, through your network and in your locale.

Looking forward to your response and your support is also very welcome here


Yes, this article is released on CleanUp Australia Day on 4th March, 2018 and though the above program has No direct connection with this group, the synergy of the ideas are very much part of the global growth towards sustainability around the Planet.
For a short link to the Plan:  Please be inspired by and share this good news.

Kind Regards,

Greg Campbell DesignOz  (LinkedIn)
SRD Convenor  2005-18 / founder SRD Change National / The OnePlanet Partnership co-founder

Help Young Persons’ Plan for the Planet go global
through Society for Responsible Design Inc. Sustain Fund
Getting this link out to your networks will be great.
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Society for Responsible Design Inc. (SRD) new web

SRD Change facebook page :
SRD Change National : Graduate Sustainable Design Exhibition series
Eco Design Foundation (EDF) legacy site. Early sustainability info to 2004
confirming the huge value of responsible design towards creating our sustainable future
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It would be greatly appreciated if everyone actioned this link, it’s free.
SRD has claimed the colour we want to protect on the Great Barrier Reef
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Book: Small is Necessary: Shared Living on a Shared Planet

‘With great insight, Anitra Nelson shows how collaborative housing is emerging across the world to re-ignite the ‘Small is Beautiful’ spirit of E.F. Schumacher. This is a wonderful guide featuring inspiring examples for those who want to use shared eco-housing to tackle the challenges ahead’

Paul Chatterton, Professor of Urban Futures, University of Leeds, and co-founder of the Lilac cohousing co-operative


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About the book:

Does small mean less? Not necessarily. In an era of housing crises, environmental unsustainability and social fragmentation, the need for more sociable, affordable and sustainable housing is vital. The answer? Shared living – from joint households to land-sharing, cohousing and ecovillages.

Using successful examples from a range of countries, Anitra Nelson shows how ‘eco-collaborative housing’ – resident-driven low impact living with shared facilities and activities – can address the great social, economic and sustainability challenges that householders and capitalist societies face today. Sharing living spaces and facilities results in householders having more amenities and opportunities for neighbourly interaction.

Small is Necessary places contemporary models of ‘alternative’ housing and living at centre stage arguing that they are outward-looking, culturally rich, with low ecological footprints and offer governance techniques for a more equitable and sustainable future.


Anitra Nelson is an Honorary Associate Professor in the School of Global Studies, Social Science and Planning at RMIT University, Australia. She is the author of Marx’s Concept of Money: The God of Commodities (Routledge, 1999) and editor of Life Without Money (Pluto, 2011).


PAPERBACK: JANUARY 2018 / 320 PAGES / ISBN 9780745334226 / £19.99



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Nike Circular Innovation Challenge: Design with Grind!


The goal of this Challenge is to find innovators who can use Nike Grind materials, such as fiber, foam and rubber, to create products that help improve the lives of the people who use them, while reducing global waste.


The Challenge officially launches —February 27, 2018.
Final proposals will be due by May 1, 2018. (DEADLINE)
Winning solutions will be announced in July, 2018.
Winners will be considered for further partnership with Nike and receive a prize of up to $30,000.

Bio Design Call for Exhibition

Book by William Myers

If you or someone in your network has a biodesign or bioart project they would like to present, please see the attached Open Call.
The deadline is 15 March and the exhibition opening will be at the end of August. Some funds are available for production.
Projects of biodesign and bioart are welcome, as are proposals for workshops, debates, or other programming to spur engagement.
Exhibition: Biodesign: From Inspiration to Integration
Venue: Rhode Island School of Design (RISD)
Dates: 24 August – 27 September, 2018
Please spread the word. The guidelines are available here.
We are also seeking a Curatorial Assistant to help develop the show, the paid post is described here.
By William Myers –  curator, writer, and teacher based in Amsterdam.


LOréal BrandStorm 2018

#innovatorsonly #Brazilonly


DEADLINE 10 March – Students only

English: More Information here

Português at DECE

‘Design / Ecology / Politics: Toward the Ecocene’ – book launch


The ‘Design / Ecology / Politics: Towards the Ecocene’ book launch will be held Friday, February 9th at 7 pm – 9 pm) on Regent Street, London. The book examines the politics of design and obstacles to the design of sustainable ways of living. At the launch, I will speak briefly of three main themes in the book and then host a panel with Professor Lindsay Bremner (@lindsay_bremner), Dr. Jon Goodburn (@jongoodbun), Professor Sharon Prendeville (@sharmarval) and other panel members to be confirmed.

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