Exploring ways for sustainable transformation in a limited world
August 30 – September 6, 2015
Sustainability is an abstract term, which is used mainly on a meta-level – 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 “The Limits to Growth“, which is still relatively unknown to many people. In addition to that, the book “2052 – A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years“, 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?
To explore these questions and develop solutions, we invite design students and students from other disciplines dealing with sustainability, to join the 7th Sustainable Summer School from August 30th to September 6th 2015 in Jüchen/Germany, close to Cologne and Düsseldorf. The registration is online.
This year we are offering a moderated discussion prior to the summer school to get familiar with the topic and meet the other participants.
Join the discussion here today
Videos, Booklets and Results
Find Videos and Pictures of the last Sustainable Summer School in Helsinki here
Booklet of the 4th Sustainable Summer School is now online!
Booklet of the 3rd Sustainable Summer School
Booklet of the 2nd Sustainable Summer School
Booklet of the 1st Sustainable Summer School