An interdisciplinary approach to designing for sustainable communities
Summer 2013 (4 credits)
T/TH 9:00 am -12:50 pm
Instructors: Chris North and Callie Jones
Positively impact people and communities within the Portland Metro area. Students will participate in an interdisciplinary approach to develop proposals for solutions that consider environment, place and engagement through systems based thinking, solution based processes and design focused outcomes. Coursework will include fieldwork, investigation, readings, design colloquium and systems thinking practices and application. This course is open to students of all disciplines. An interest or background in sustainability and communication is beneficial.
About the instructors:
Chris North, Adjunct Faculty in the School of Art and Design and Sustainability Scholar. North believes a true entrepreneurial education experience is to turn the tide of how we design, resource and collaborate on current issues. North has presented academic sessions at the Annual International Conference on Business and Sustainability and her students have presented projects at the AIGA Portland SHIFT series on contemporary sustainability. Website: wastenotpdx.com
Callie Jones is Adjunct Faculty in the School of Art and Design. Callie