Exploring ways for sustainable transformation in a limited world
calendar_month 29 Iul 2015, 00:00
Sustainability is an abstract term, which is used mainly on a meta-level %E2%80" thus, it is difficult to transfer it into our daily life in households, organisations, politics, economics, science, and society.In 1972, the Club of Rome published its famous book %E2%80%9CThe Limits to Growth%E2%80%9C, which is still relatively unknown to many people. In addition to that, the book %E2%80%9C2052 %E2%80" A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years%E2%80%9C, written by Jorgen Randers and published in 2012, describes necessary changes to enable future generations to live their lives in an intact environment, including wellbeing and a good quality of life.Such necessary changes, however, are rarely implemented in our daily routines. This is exactly what we want to change!Important messages need to be told wisely, tailored to its contents and target groups. In our 7th Sustainable Summer School we want to target this aspect, focussing on:How can design initiate and support sustainable behaviour in our daily life?Which stories and product-service-systems, which social and technological innovations and which cultural patterns or traditions are suitable for transferring these messages into our daily lifes?

Course leader
Bergische Universitt Wuppertal, Fachbereich F - Industrial Designecosign/Akademie fr Gestaltung in KlnFolkwang Universitt der Knste: Fachbereich Gestaltung in Essen Kommunikations- und Industriedesign, Nachhaltigkeit im DesignWuppertal Institut

Target group
design students and students from other disciplines dealing with sustainability

Course aim
Exploring ways for sustainable transformation in a limited world

Fee info
EUR 450: The participation fee is 450.00 EUR per person for one week (30.8. - 6.9.2015) including accommodation, meals.

wuppertal institute for climate environment and energy
Address: Research Group 4 - Sustainable Production and Consumption, Wuppertal Institut f%C3%BCr Klima, Umwelt, Energie gGmbH D%C3%B6ppersberg 19
Postal code: D-42103 Wuppertal
City: Wuppertal
Country: Germany
Website: http://www.sustainable-summer-school.org
E-mail: hannah.fink@wupperinst.org
Phone: +49 (0)202/2492-127