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Short course: Transdisciplinary Design for Transformation

Sustainability Institute
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A more sustainable world will mean changing our assumptions about design, and what should be designed. This course will focus on the role of design in all its disciplinary manifestations.

Design has affected the shape and experience of industrialisation, urbanisation, urbanism, political economics, power relationships, globalisation and the quest for a sustainable future. It has shaped ethics and leadership styles and processes.

Through its function of object-making, communication-making, space-making, experience-making and systems-making, design plays a powerful role in the forming of values, identities, lifestyles, aspirations, expectations, choices and behaviour.

These choices determine our relationship with ‘stuff’, with ‘other’ groups, with our environment, with the planet, with the future, with reality. If we want to change this relationship, we need to know how design works and what it will take to redesign the material world.

For more information please visit http://www.sustainabilityinstitute.net/learn/short-courses/learning-modules/5322-transdisciplinary-design-for-transformation-new-course and to apply online visit http://application.usb-ed.com/?oID=a6e8e221-691c-e811-80ef-005056b8008e

Applications for short courses close strictly 10 working days before a course commences, accompanied by full payment of the course fees. For more information please contact Nicole Adams at nicolette.adams@usb-ed.com or +27 21 918 4207.