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courses & DEGREES

For Sustainable and Regenerative Design

From the bioregion to the microbiome, from products to processes, we are compiling a list of great courses and degree programmes in holistic design, regenerative practices and eco-innovation, provided by o2 members, affiliated institutions and beyond. Please use the [re]connect form to send in good courses you are aware of.

course list

Eco-Social Innovation by Design (PhD programme)

The global goals for sustainable transformation require new design strategies, new forms of cooperation and unexpected alliances. The Lucerne School of Art and Design (HSLU), Switzerland, and the National Institute of Design (NID), Ahmedabad, India, are collaborating in a jointly supervised, transnational doctoral programme to explore the diverse landscape of eco-social innovation from the perspectives of design.

Soil Food Web School (Dr. Elaine Ingham)

Our mission is to empower individuals and organizations to regenerate the soils in their communities.

Gaia Education Ecosystem Restoration Design

As we consider the state of the world’s ecosystems today, we are encouraged and motivated to continue working towards their regeneration, knowing that you and others are taking part in this great work of our time.

Capra Course- A Systems View of Life

Join Fritjof Capra and explore the new systemic conception of life at the forefront of science and its application in economics, management, politics, design, medicine, and law.

Sustainability workshop

Products can have lower environmental impacts by cleverly using less energy and materials. Learn or teach sustainability in product design & engineering.

Free videos, tutorials and case studies will help you design for energy efficiency, use greener materials or simulate your project's performance using tools like Autodesk Fusion 360TM, Inventor® and other Simulation tools.

LeNS - Learning Network on Sustainability international

LeNSin, the International Learning Network of networks on Sustainability (2015-2018), is an EU-supported (ERASMUS+) project involving 36 universities from Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and Central America, aiming at the promotion of a new generation of designers (and design educators) capable to effectively contribute to the transition towards a sustainable society for all.

MCAD Sustainable Design

Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Online course - Master of Arts in Sustainable Design

Schumacher College: Ecological Design Thinking

This programme offers a dynamic new way of engaging with the challenging situations we face socially, economically and environmentally.

We show you how to use ecological design thinking to unravel complex situations in the work-place, in your community or within organisations. You will learn the practical skills and knowledge to show you how to achieve co-created solutions, which engage everyone and foster resilience in individuals and communities.

Gaia Education, Design for Sustainability & Regeneration (GEDS)

Gaia Education’s online programme, Design for Sustainability & Regeneration, provides participants with whole-systems design skills, analytical abilities and practical tools to support the redesign of the human presence on Earth, one local community and bioregion at a time.

Tools for Design and Sustainability

This site is for you: designers, inventors, and startup founders who are curious about your options and are seeking practical advice for taking action. The following tools allow you to jump into whichever topic you like. Each topic has ‘content’ for you to read or watch, ‘exercises’ for you to apply what you have learned, and ‘examples’ for you to reference.

source Library [beta]

We are hunting and gathering publications, resources and tools from around the globe. The intent is to build an open source library of great resources available to all. ​

Please send your library additions in the [re]connect form!

Image by 🇸🇮 Janko Ferlič
  • Green Recovery Post-Covid19
    How circular design can help us in times of crisis The circular economy can support COVID-19 response and build resilience Covid-19 and the circular economy: opportunities and reflections The Covid-19 recovery requires a resilient circular economy What has the covid-19 pandemic unearthed about the labour market and the circular economy? Opportunities for a circular economy post COVID-19 Is Circular Economy immune to coronavirus?
  • Systems Thinking
    Unlocking the Power of Systems Thinking CEO Guide to the Circular Bioeconomy Activity 3: Rethinking the System Tools for System Thinkers: Designing Circular Systems Tools for Systems Thinkers: Systems Mapping
  • What is the Circular Economy?
    The Circular Economy in Detail (EMF) Understanding Circular Flows Explainer: what is the circular economy? Circular Economy Introductory Kit Circular Economies as a Roadmap for the Future Closing the Loop (Full Film 1:33:00) National Geographic: The Circular Economy (starts at 00:26:00) Words and Terms in a Circular Economy - EMF What a sustainable circular economy would look like Exploring the circular economy 7 Key Elements of the Circular Economy
  • Agriculture / Food Systems
    Food, Cities And The Circular Economy (EMF) Transition towards Circular Economy in the Food System Waste No Food: Circular Food Systems The role of farm animals in a circular food system Sustainable Food Systems Transitions Circular agriculture: A vision for sustainability Our food system is no longer fit for the 21st century. Here are three ways to fix it
  • Biomimicry
    Biomimicry - lessons from nature The Future of Design is Biomimicry Biomimicry in Action (video) Biomimetic design: 10 examples of nature inspiring technology Biomimicry in Design- Takeaways for a designer Biomimicry: Designing To Model Nature
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