The â€œ2nd Sustainable Summer Schoolâ€ for design students from all around the world starts onÂ August 30 and ends September 4, 2010.
It will take place inÂ JÃ¼chen, near the city of Cologne (Germany).
Creative ideas for a sustainable design of our daily life will again be in the spotlight, this year by looking atÂ “Societies, Systems and Swarms”. Introduced to the subject by a public expert day, theÂ students will work together for several days in inspiring workshops conducted by well known institutions.
The â€œ2nd Sustainable Summer Schoolâ€Â offered students from all over the world the unique possibility to design and to shape the future lifestyle in a sustainable way.
Information and Registration:
Expert day on August 30, 2010
(ecosign â€“ Academy for Design, Cologne)
9.30 Session 1
-Â Prof. Uwe Schneidewind, Director of the Wuppertal Institute:Â Swarm Economy
Are economic swarm phenomena part of the problem or part of the solution regaring sustainable development?
-Â Prof. Jens Krause: Â Swarm Models
To which extent can scientific swarm studies develop models for society and design?
13.00 Session 2
-Â Prof. Johannes Weyer: Swarm Technology -Â New Modes of Governance of Complex Systems in the Era of Autonomous Technology
What are risks and opportunities of swarm structures for the human-technological interface?
-Â Prof. Harald Welzer:Â Swarm sociality
What are immanent values, dynamics, and obstacles of climate cultures?
17.00 Public Panel Discussion
– Swarms, Societies, Sustainable Development
Diverse Perspectives on the Future of Sustainable Development and the Role of Design