Creative Transition towards Sustainability
3-day Interdisciplinary PhD Workshop from 3rd – 5th of November 2014
Design - Architecture – Engineering - Natural, Social and Cultural Sciences
A course of the International Sustainable Summer School for PhD students from different disciplines and European countries
About the Sustainable Summer School:
Since 2009 the Sustainable Summer School combines the discourses of sustainability and design, which are both posing the crucial questions of ‚What is a good life?‘ and ‚What do we have to do in order to achieve it?‘.
Every year the event has attracted students from different fields as well as graduates, young professionals and experts from all over the world to come and experience the true meaning of sustainability while enhancing their international commitment. The first four Sustainable Summer Schools took place at the 600-year-old Nikolaus Monastery in Jüchen, Germany, and the fifth was held at Aalto University in Helsinki, Finland. For the 2014 event, the members of the organising committee (from the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya · Barcelona Tech (UPC), Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Folkwang University of Arts, Ecosign, Aalto University, Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT, Collaborating Centre on Sustainable Consumption and Production, Lucerne University of Applied ciences and Arts) chose Barcelona as new location of the event – and this not only because of its pleasant weather conditions in autumn/early winter. Therefore, in November this year, the Sustainable Summer School will be hosted by UPC-Barcelona Tech and takes place at its Living Lab LOW3 - Solar House (ETSAV).
It will be organised as an interdisciplinary workshop for PhD-students.