Advanced Design for Sustainability

General

Program Description

The Advanced Design for Sustainability (ades4s) course offers a one-year highly immersive, co-creative transdisciplinary program to postgraduate students from all backgrounds. In this course, we guide our students towards becoming Thought Leaders in Sustainability whose job will be to influence the actions taken in traditional practices of design, architecture, technology, engineering, or in other fields where material outputs are produced. The course is built on theme-based modules (e.g. Ecology and Resilience, Tribalism and Future Social Structures, BioDesign and The Art of Growing Things) where each module is designed for students to work together framing challenges within the given theme, focusing on sustainability. The students form unique insights as they draw knowledge from the diversity of the group, enabling them to apply the generated knowledge across disciplines and industry practices. Students will also have the opportunity to practice various other skills, like mindfullness, biodynamic farming, community building and role of crafts, by visiting sustainable communities - one in the foothills of Himalayas, and one in the desert of Israel. As well as, collaborative workshops will be carried out together with our affiliates - MAD international summer school of design, Latvia, The Laboratory of Artificial Biology, Italy, and Art Quarter in Budapest.

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Course Requirements

  • Master or equal higher degree
  • Outstanding BSc or equal degree and vocational degrees
  • English language proficiency (will be assessed in the interview, no need to submit official certificates)
  • Materials required to be submitted in the application package; personal statement, CV, official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended, portfolio or record of previous work, either written, photographed, filmed, or otherwise communicated
  • All applicants will be required to attend an online interview as part of the application process

*This course will only run if there is a sufficient level of interest to ensure a satisfactory student experience and outcome.

About the School

The Institute of Advanced Design Studies (ADES) is an independent school of design offering study programmes in sustainability for postgraduate students and professionals. Our programme is based on a transdisciplinary approach to sustainability and we accept students from all backgrounds. We recognise the complexity and multi-disciplinarity of the challenges we face today with climate change, environmental degradation, work-life and the changes in global society and that a new type of expertise is needed to tackle these challenges. ADES is built to train a new type of designer, equipped with Design Thinking tools and design process tools, versed to work in transdisciplinary teams, while empowered to employ their own discipline, be it in design, chemistry or bioengineering, to solve the multi-disciplinary problems of today. Instead of having a traditional faculty, ADES works with guest moderators who are global thought leaders from a diversity of disciplines, from designers to biologists, engineers, and philosophers, to achieve holistic approaches appropriate to solving the problems of today.

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Course website

https://www.designstudies.hu/course2020

Last updated Mar 2020

About the School

The Institute of Advanced Design Studies (ADES) is an independent school of design offering study programmes in sustainability for postgraduate students and professionals. Our programmes are based on ... Read More

The Institute of Advanced Design Studies (ADES) is an independent school of design offering study programmes in sustainability for postgraduate students and professionals. Our programmes are based on a transdisciplinary approach to sustainability and we accept students from all backgrounds. Read less