Presentation by Emma Dewberry at the 2012 Imperative Teach-in, 12 October 2009 at the V&A, London.
Emma Dewberry is a senior lecturer at The Open University. She has taught design for sustainability for over a decade: notably at Goldsmiths College where she co-directed the UK’s first degree programme in Ecodesign in the late 1990’s; and then at Cranfield University where she directed a pioneering MSc in Design for Sustainability. Emma’s teaching and research aims to understand how design can generate different narratives and opportunities for shaping sustainable futures. She has been a champion for the emerging concept of ecological literacy and the holistic worldview required for creative thinkers to deliver greater degrees of sustainability in society. Emma originally trained and worked as an industrial designer before obtaining her PhD in Ecodesign in the mid 1990’s.