Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs (Brundtland, 1987). To achieve this, we must redesign the way we produce, consume and recycle today. In this context, design makes a difference.

Dart, Immo Wegmann, Unsplash
Photographer: Immo Wegmann, Unsplash.

Whats the project about

This year's task is to draw attention to circular design by creating a recycling project. The design methodology as a method and tool examines what is thrown away and why. In the project, various antique shops, flea markets and local waste disposal companies are studied with the purpose of collecting materials for a circular design project to manifest sustainable development through design thinking.

Aim: To develop a sustainable approach to design and to explore sustainable ways to communicate and inform about global challenges through design. 

Study areas

Skills: Creativity, Curiosity, Innnovative, Teamwork

Tasks: Design thinking, Design methodology, Problem solving, Circular design, Design project

Apply to the project

Anna-Sara Fagerholm & Karina Göransson, Mid Sweden University