[Design and Technology] FW: Couple of items on teaching sustainable design

Tran, Lorraine I tran.lorraine.i at edumail.vic.gov.au
Tue Jan 13 09:29:18 EST 2009

Please see below for a great resource for teaching about Sustainable
Design. If interested, you can sign up for the mailing list.

Regards, Lorraine Tran.

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From: PhD-Design - This list is for discussion of PhD studies and
related research in Design [mailto:PHD-DESIGN at JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On Behalf
Of A.B.Thorpe
Sent: Tuesday, 13 January 2009 3:15 AM
Subject: Couple of items on teaching sustainable design

Greetings for 2009,

For those of you engaged in teaching various aspects of sustainable
design, I wanted to introduce you to a new discussion list I've set up,
SUSDESIGNTEACH (very elegant name, I know).

The list is open to anyone who is interested in discussing the
challenges of teaching sustainable design. You can sign up to the
discussion list here:

For a slightly longer introduction to the list, see my short article

In addition, I've issued an update to the Teaching Guide for my book,
The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability, with 9 new briefs and exercises
covering the following topics: chemicals, climate change, holistic
health, small changes, deep ecology, shrinkage (versus growth),
sustainable consumption, time (long termism), and aging.  

As with the full Teaching Guide, many of the briefs and exercises in the
addendum are supported by a range of case studies, most of which are
available online.  More information and free download here:


Ann Thorpe
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Dept of Design, Development, Environment & Materials
Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, United Kingdom

Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London
Wates House, 22 Gordon Street London WC1H 0QB, United Kingdom

ann at designers-atlas.net
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book: The Designer's Atlas of Sustainability (www.designers-atlas.net)
& blog: http://designactivism.net

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