Category Archives: sustainable design

Designing the First Humanitarian Futures Exhibition — Carlos Alvarez

Overview ‘The Future Is Now’ is an exhibition that comprises of multiple artefacts and scenarios that speculated on what humanitarian operations could look like in 2030. The IFRC Solferino Academy and Open Lab at Newcastle University collaborated with an array of design agencies and curators to bring this exhibition to life. This exhibition is the result of extensive horizon […]

Designing the First Humanitarian Futures Exhibition — Carlos Alvarez

Fairforce 100 Green Design Professionals

Our student ambassadors Ehsan Sajadi, Ana Landi, Manushi Bashini and Minomi Pitipana have carefully curated a list of Green Design Professionals including Green Architects and Green Fashion Designers who made a significant impact on sustainability in their industry. 

We continue adding people on the lists that deserve to be noticed for the good they have done for nature. 

Please give feedback and suggest more names on the lists. We want more people who are utilizing their business skills for nature!

VISIT Fairforce

IF YOU HAVE A DATA-DRIVEN GREEN STARTUP:

#Environmental #Data #Accelerator by Fairforce
Deadline: September 15th, 2020
Apply now at https://lnkd.in/dP859eD

We are looking for you if you generate, capture, process, clean, analyze and make use of environmental information. We are interested in all data-driven #green #startups.

>>What you get
During the accelerator you will:
spend 100% of your time working on your business: everything that we do makes your company bigger
receive coaching and mentoring; we have weekly workshops to develop parts of your business (sales, governance, marketing, scaling, etc.)
online meetings with potential business partners
work with 100+ professionals from the Fairforce network and our corporate partners access to Nestholma funding and introductions to hundreds of investors.

>>Who we are
The accelerator is powered by @Nestholma
29 accelerators done.
Client list includes Nordea, OTP bank, Microsoft, BT, Elisa, Santander, Nokia.
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Deadline: September 15th, 2020
Starting date: October 11th, 2020
Duration: 14 weeks
Location: Remote


Themes:
#carbonfootprint measurement
#blockchain and carbon #trading
#carbon offsetting
#analytics
data in decision-making
driving behavior (e.g. through #gamification)
use of #industrial data and #environmental data

Victor Papanek – the politics of Design

The Papanek Foundation presents the international travelling exhibition  Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design, co-curated by Alison J. Clarke, a cooperation between the Vitra Design Museum and the Barcelona Design Museum, in collaboration with the Victor J. Papanek Foundation, University of Applied Arts Vienna.

The expansive show presents varied and previously unseen materials from the Papanek Foundation archive pertaining to design activist Victor Papanek’s lifelong career, highlighting the crucial theme of design as a political and social tool.

Alongside the exploration of Papanek’s links with key thinkers and design figures, ranging from media theorist Marshall McLuhan, maverick futurist Buckminster Fuller to leading feminist graphic designer Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, the exhibition casts light on the legacy of 1960s and 1970s activism through the presentation of contemporary exhibits dealing with politically pertinent issues ranging from state violence, to climate change, bio-synthetics, and the precariousness of citizenship.

 

Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design features work from cutting edge practitioners including: Forensic Architecture; Faber Futures; Flui Colectivo; Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg; Femke Herregraven; NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism/Hypen-Labs; Lucy and Jorge Orta; Tomás Saraceno; Maya Jay Varadaraj.

Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design
C-Mine Genk, Belgium
3 March 2020 – 12 July 2020

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Calling all Design Researchers


“Calling all Design Researchers.

We are collecting stories on the journeys that design researchers make from undergraduate study through PhD study to early career design researcher.

We will publish these “personal design research journeys” in a book.

DM me if interested.”

Design Research News

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20-22 April 2020 – DTRS

We are very pleased to announce the 13th symposium in the DTRS (Design
Thinking Research Symposium) series, which will take place on April 20-22,
2021, at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. The
theme of the symposium will be:

Expanding the frontiers of design: A blessing or a curse?

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Design Harvesting with Full Grown

Full Grown Ltd grows trees into shapes. Initially concentrating on furniture production like chairs, tables.

It´s one of the design futures and connects many concepts like circular economy, sustainability, biomimetics.

How far are we from growing our environment and all the possible objects?