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    • 1.
      • Cape Town, South Africa, September 7 th 2009
      • Cape Peninsula Universtity of Technology
      • LAUNCH OF
      • LENS AFRICA
      • African Learning Network on Sustainability for curricula development on design for sustainability
      Supported by Politecnico di Milano - INDACO – DIS [LeNS coordinator] Fondazione Cariplo
    • 2.
      • LAUNCH OF LENS AFRICA
      • AGENDA
      • . introduction to the meeting: mugendi m’rithaa
      • . welcome and opening remarks: johannes cronjé
      • . lens project and its regenerative, open, copyleft, learning-by-sharing web platform: carlo vezzoli
      • . state-of-the-art of Design for Sustainability in Africa: mugendi m’rithaa
      • . african Learning Network on Sustainability: a win-win opportunity: mugendi m’rithaa, carlo vezzoli
      • . official launch of LeNS Africa : johannes cronjé
    • 3.
      • LAUNCH OF LENS AFRICA
      • WELCOME AND OPENING REMARKS
      • prof. johannes cronjé
      • Dean of Faculty of Informatics & Design
      • Cape Peninsula University of Technology
    • 4.
      • Cape Town, South Africa, September 7th 2009
      • Cape Peninsula Universtity of Technology
      • LAUNCH OF LENS AFRICA
      • THE LENS PROJECT AND ITS
      • REGENERATIVE, OPEN, COPYLEFT
      • LEARNING WEB PLATFORM
      carlo vezzoli head of LeNS EU Asia-link project Design and system Innovation for Sustainability (DIS) Politecnico di Milano - INDACO dpt. - Faculty of Design Carlo Vezzoli Politecnico di Milano – INDACO – DIS
    • 5. … THE WORLD-WIDE CONCERNS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT? FINALLY NOW, SOMETHING HAS REALLY CHANGED! NOWADAY SUSTAINABILITY IS AN INTERNATIONALLY SHARED GEO-POLITICAL PRIORITY Carlo Vezzoli Politecnico di Milano – INDACO – DIS
    • 6. … “ we'll roll back the specter of a warming planet” … … “ we say we can no longer consume the world's resources without regard to effect” ... … “ new green jobs to reduce dependece from oil” … … “ the economy of alternative energies” … … “ will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories” … … a NEW GREEN DEAL to exit the economical and finacnial crises Barack Hussein Obama, new president of USA Carlo Vezzoli Politecnico di Milano – INDACO – DIS
    • 7. NOWADAY: MORE AND MORE INCREASING THE DEMAND OF SUCH COMPETENCIES FROM COMPANIES, PUBLIC INSTITUTIONS AND DESIGN OFFICIES (a priority not only for governamental instit.) DEMAND FOR DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY? Carlo Vezzoli Politecnico di Milano – INDACO – DIS
    • 8. DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY: WHAT WE KNOW? HOW MUCH IS SUCH KNOW-HOW DIFFUSED? Carlo Vezzoli Politecnico di Milano – INDACO – DIS
    • 9. low impact mat./energies design for social equity and cohesion Product-Service System design for eco-efficiency Product Life Cycle Design ecodesign SUSTAINABILITY IN DESIGN: EVOLUTION (EUROPE) Carlo Vezzoli Politecnico di Milano – INDACO – DIS widening the “object” to be designed
    • 10. low impact mat./energies design for social equity and cohesion Product Life Cycle Design ecodesign SUSTAINABILITY IN DESIGN: Product-Service System design for eco-efficiency Carlo Vezzoli Politecnico di Milano – INDACO – DIS STATE-OF-ART (EUROPE) knowledge/know-how CONSOLIDATION (research achievements) (education and practice) knowledge/know-how DISSEMINATION 100% 100% 0 widening the “object” to be designed
    • 11. new research frontier … low impact mat./energies design for social equity and cohesion Product Life Cycle Design ecodesign SUSTAINABILITY IN DESIGN: Product-Service System design for eco-efficiency Carlo Vezzoli Politecnico di Milano – INDACO – DIS ROLE OF HEIs (EUROPE) knowledge/know-how CONSOLIDATION (research achievements) (education and practice) knowledge/know-how DISSEMINATION 100% 100% 0 widening the “object” to be designed … aim at
    • 12. 2005-2014: UNITED NATION DECADE ON EDUCATION FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT integrate the principles, values, and practices of sustainable development into all aspects of education and learning. it should be a “must” even for any design HEIs to establish courses on design for sustainability Carlo Vezzoli Politecnico di Milano – INDACO – DIS
    • 13. LeNS is a 3 years project (Dec/2007 - Dec/2010) funded by the European Commission (Asia Link Programme, EuropAid), involving 7 design schools in Europe and Asia Carlo Vezzoli Politecnico di Milano – INDACO – DIS
    • 14. Tsinghua University, Academy of Arts & Design Beijing, China Politecnico di Milano INDACO Department, Italy (coord.) TUD Technology University Delft, the Netherlands TAIK University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland IIT Delhi Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, India King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand LeNS partners Carlo Vezzoli Politecnico di Milano – INDACO – DIS
    • 15.
      • promote a new generation of Asian and European designers capable of designing for sustainability
      • (through a new generation of design educators )
      • by creating a learning-by-sharing platform , with an articulated set of didactic materials ( learning resources ), being a disciplinary ground on Design for Sustainability focused on Product-Service System innovation, free to use and adaptable by (any) teacher
      LENS’ AMBITION Carlo Vezzoli Politecnico di Milano – INDACO – DIS
    • 16. a web platform allowing interested teachers to download open source and copyleft learning resources (slideshows, texts, audio-videos, etc.) that could be modified/remixed and reused , i.e. adapted according to each teacher’s specific didactic needs, institutional requirements and local context peculiarities MAIN OUTPUT: Open Learning E-Package on DfS Carlo Vezzoli Politecnico di Milano – INDACO – DIS
    • 17. THE LOGICAL FRAMEWORK: A TRANSCULTURAL LEARNING PROCESS Carlo Vezzoli Politecnico di Milano – INDACO – DIS
    • 18. OLEP, Open Learning E-Package a quick tour into downloading/viewing learning resources by teacher/course/year e.g. a TEACHER wants to set-up/up-date a course on DfS and wants to search for appropriate learning resources to DOWNLOAD, and modify/remix and REUSE in her/his course e.g. a STUDENT wants to VIEW learning resources of any of the teacher of the network Carlo Vezzoli Politecnico di Milano – INDACO – DIS
    • 19. 1. the teacher/student wants have access to all learning resources of a particular teacher/course/year Carlo Vezzoli Politecnico di Milano – INDACO – DIS d) … click on the desired teacher/course/ year to access the related learning resources collection … b) …and selects the “teacher” section … c) …selects a desired language/s filtering the available learning resources… a) the teacher/student clicks on “Learning resources” …
    • 20. 2. the teacher/student can view and download learning resources by title and by format type from the teacher / course / year list … other LR formats Carlo Vezzoli Politecnico di Milano – INDACO – DIS c) …and click on download … a) she/he can view the learning resources … b) …select learning resources she/he want to download… slideshow video + slideshow
    • 21. 3. the teacher can remix/modify the copyleft learning resources and reuse them in her/his own course … other LR formats Carlo Vezzoli Politecnico di Milano – INDACO – DIS … other NEW LR formats c) …and click on download … a) she/he can view the learning resources … b) …select learning resources she/he want to download… slideshow video + slideshow NEW slideshow NEW video + slideshow d) … FINALLY THE TEACHER CAN MODIFY/REMIX THE LEARNING RESOURCES AND THEN REUSE THEM IN HER/HIS COURSE
    • 22. A “REGENERATIVE”, OPEN AND COPYLEFT LEARNING-BY-SHARING WEB PLATFORM Carlo Vezzoli Politecnico di Milano – INDACO – DIS
    • 23.
      • opportunities:
      • . facilitate knowledge dissemination
      • . facilitate continuous and rapid knowledge upgrade
      • . facilitate collaboration between researchers/teachers
      • . facilitate knowledge adaptation in relation to different contexts
      • ...
      • threats:
      • . scientific un-reliability of contents (review is time consuming)
      • . set up of dispersive web platform
      • ...
      LEARNING OF SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE BY SHARING IN OPEN AND COPYLEFT ETHOS Carlo Vezzoli Politecnico di Milano – INDACO – DIS
    • 24.
      • > BUT THIS RESTRICT THE KNOWLEDGE (UP-LOADING) DISSEMINATION AND SHARING
      • > BUT THIS RESTRICT THE KNOWLEDGE (UP-LOADING) VARIETY AND CROSS-FERTILISATION
      LENS APPROACH TO AVOID THREATS IN A OPEN SOURCE AND COPYLEFT ETHOS . only the LeNS partners can up-load learning resources and they respond personally to the scientific quality of contents, i.e. partners constitute the “ scientific board ” . LeNS is a “lens”: it is focused on design for sustainability, focused on PSS innovation, i.e. contents are not dispersive Carlo Vezzoli Politecnico di Milano – INDACO – DIS
    • 25.
      • LENS AS A “REGENERATIVE” PLATFORM
      • THE SAME LENS WEB PLATFORM IS DOWNLOADABLE AS OPEN SOURCE AND COPYLEFT
      • > any educational institution, teacher, sustainability-focused network, can generate a new LeNS-based web-platform: reconfiguring it by re-defining partners (the scientific board), the sustainability focus, the geographical representation
      • > any new generated web platform upload learning resources independently, thought any platform is linked with the others
      LENS APPROACH TO SAFEGUARD OPPORTUNITIES WHILE AVOIDING THREATS IN A OPEN SOURCE AND COPYLEFT ETHOS Carlo Vezzoli Politecnico di Milano – INDACO – DIS
    • 26.
      • Cape Town, South Africa, September 7th 2009
      • Cape Peninsula Universtity of Technology
      • LAUNCH OF LENS AFRICA
      • STATE-OF-THE-ART OF DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY IN AFRICA
      mugendi m’rithaa LeNS africa promoter Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Department of Industrial Design Mugendi M’Rithaa Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Department of Industrial Design
    • 27. Mugendi M’Rithaa Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Department of Industrial Design STATE-OF-THE-ART OF DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY IN AFRICA
    • 28. Mugendi M’Rithaa Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Department of Industrial Design STATE-OF-THE-ART OF DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY IN AFRICA
    • 29. Mugendi M’Rithaa Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Department of Industrial Design
    • 30. Mugendi M’Rithaa Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Department of Industrial Design
    • 31. Mugendi M’Rithaa Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Department of Industrial Design
    • 32.
      • Cape Town, South Africa, September 7th 2009
      • Cape Peninsula Universtity of Technology
      • LAUNCH OF LENS AFRICA
      • AFRICAN LEARNING NETWORK ON SUSTAINABILITY FOR CURRICULA DEVELOPMENT ON DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY
      mugendi m’rithaa, carlo vezzoli Cape Peninsula University of Technology Politecnico di Milano Mugendi M’Rithaa, Carlo Vezzoli Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Politecnico di Milano
    • 33.
      • LENS AFRICA
      • the African Learning Network on Sustainability for curricula development on design for sustainability
      • PARTNERS:
      • . Cape Peninsula University of Technology , South Africa (coordinator): Mugendi M’Rithaa & Ziggy Strohbach
      • . University of Botswana , Botswana (co-coordinator): Richie Moalosi
      • . Maseno University , Kenya: Lorraine Amollo
      • . University of Nairobi , Kenya: Lilac Osanjo & Norah Gitobu
      • . Kwame Nkurumah University of Science and Technology , Ghana: Daniel Ohene-Adu
      • . Federal University of Technology , Nigeria: Sunday Ogunduyile
      • . Makerere University , Uganda: John Bosco Kanuge & Venny Nakazibwe
      • . University of Zambia , Zambia: Leonard Simukoko & Jonathan Tambatamba (tbc)
      • . Universitè Polytechnique De Bobo-Dioulasso , Burkina Faso: Zoumbiessé Tamini & Patrice Toe (tbc)
      SUPPORTED BY: Learning Network on Sustainability, EU Asia Link funded pr. Politecnico di Milano - INDACO – DIS [LeNS coordinator] Mugendi M’Rithaa, Carlo Vezzoli Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Politecnico di Milano
    • 34.
      • promote a new generation of african designers capable of designing for sustainability
      • (through a new generation of african design educators )
      • with a learning-by-sharing strategy, based on an open source a copyleft ethos supported by a regenerated LeNS web platform , to be fed with an articulated set of didactic materials ( learning resources ), being a disciplinary ground on Design for Sustainability in Africa , free to use and adaptable by (any) teacher
      LENS AFRICA SCOPE AND OBJECTIVE Mugendi M’Rithaa, Carlo Vezzoli Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Politecnico di Milano
    • 35. LeNS AFRICA ON DfS: WIN-WIN OPPORTUNITY FOR THE AFRICAN DESIGN HEIs A LeNS-LIKE NETWORK: . is cost efficient : the web platform is free of charge . is time efficient : teachers need simply to up-load slideshows (eventually recorded), texts, etc. they prepare for their lectures . is knowledge-building efficient : focused copyleft resources speed-up learning-by-sharing-for teaching, i.e. remix/reuse others’ learning resources (LeNS Africa + LeNS EU-Asia link) . is inclusive: DfS focus to be defined by african partners . is imperative: sustainability must have an african perspective . increases potential for public fundraising : with an established network it is easier to successfully apply for any public fund . increases potential for private fundraising : reputation and visibility to attract consultancy on design for sustainability Mugendi M’Rithaa, Carlo Vezzoli Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Politecnico di Milano
    • 36. ... THE RIGHT OPPORTUNITY . imperative to have an african perspective . education is very much the base of every change . support and mutual interest with the ongoing LeNS EU Asia-Link funded project AT THE RIGHT MOMENT … . sustainability is now being incorporated in the worldwide agenda and in all levels . growing demand of design for sustainability Mugendi M’Rithaa, Carlo Vezzoli Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Politecnico di Milano
    • 37. FIRST SCHEDULED “REGENERATION” Mugendi M’Rithaa, Carlo Vezzoli Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Politecnico di Milano BRASIL LeNS Brasil launch the 10 th of November 2009, Sao Paolo, Brasil AFRICA LeNS Africa launch the 7 th of September 2009, Cape Town, South Africa ITALY LeNS Italy launch to be defined, Italy
    • 38.
      • Cape Town, South Africa, September 7 th 2009
      • Cape Peninsula Universtity of Technology
      • OFFICIAL LAUNCH OF LENS AFRICA
      • prof. johannes cronjé
      • Dean of Faculty of Informatics & Design
      supported by Politecnico di Milano - INDACO – DIS [LeNS coordinator] Fondazione Cariplo
    • 39. Tsinghua University, Academy of Arts & Design Beijing, China Politecnico di Milano INDACO Department, Italy (coord.) TUD Technology University Delft, the Netherlands TAIK University of Art and Design Helsinki, Finland IIT Delhi Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India Srishti School of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, India King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Cape Town, South Africa University of Botswana, Botswana Maseno University, Kenya Kwame Nkurumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana Federal University of Technology Akure, Nigeria Makerere University, Uganda University of Zambia, Zambia Universitè Polytechnique De Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkina Faso University of Nairobi, Kenya

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