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edpx 3350/4350: sustainable design | winter quarter 2020
>> note: class  schedule subject to updates and adjustments  throughout  quarter

week 1A (1/6)
intro

:: course introduction
> review of EDP studio policies, access, tools
> instructor | student introductions
> overview sustainablity & sustainable design

:: materials & activities ::

 

week 1B (1/8)
think

:: background & platform of the sustainability movement/paradigm
:: the Anthropocene, definition, history, implications
> environmental & human rights movements
> creative interventions
> ecology / equity / economy / education
> civil society & the sustainability paradigm
> digital design/networking impact
> organization, institutionalization, communities, dissemination
> prediction/simulation,  visualization, meta-data


review

read
1> Baudrillard-"Simulacra and Simulation"
2> pg 1-14, "Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet, Ghosts, Intro"

week 2A (1/13)
think
:: time & scale
> environmental and sustainability footprinting
> lifecycles, ecologies & circular economies
> pre-cognition

ASSIGNED: footprint of electronics, media and energy consumption - topic
Reporting to be entered weekly in your online mediablog

review
review and take your ecological footprint from:
1> global footprint network

2> carbonfootprint, 2
3> waterfootprint

read
1> Future Directions in Precognition Research

week 2B (1/13)
think

:: tools overview & resources
> classes of tools for sustainability intervention, footprinting, surveillance, measurement and design
> citizen science
> open source, creative commons, shareware/freeware
> software / hardware
> predictive design tools

> visualization -> new sensoria



download
download/install and work with the following:
1> NetLogo
2> SketchUp
3> Blender

read

1>pgs 17-31, Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet, Ghosts

week 3A (1/20)
MLK Day

MLK Day



Think social justice, equality & community



week 3B (1/22)
think

:: design strategies
> green design / materials
> technical nutrients
> biomimetic designs
> resource use, reuse
> visualization/design/prototyping tools

 ASSIGNED:
DU alt-energy

read
1>pgs 33-61, Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet, Ghosts

week 4A (1/27)
make

:: communities  1
> self organization, networking
> needs & outreach
> social entreprenuerism
> sustainability media


read
1>pgs 65-103, Arts of Living on a Damaged Planet, Ghosts

week 4B (1/29)
think

:: community 1
> self organization, networking
> needs & outreach
> social entreprenuerism

listen
1> listen to Wade Davis,The Wayfinders

week 5A (2/3)
make

> tool/techniques for digital intervention
> data handling

> studio work day




week 5B (2/5)
make

:: planet
> climate/environmental  impacts
> environmental justice
> alternative energy



week 6A (2/10)
critique

mid term

::CRITIQUE: DU alt-energy


critique
week 6B (2/12)
think

::CRITIQUE: DU alt-energy

critique

week 7A (2/17)
make

:: Future economies|
> local to global economies
ASSIGNED:Sustainable AI and Microplastics



review


week 7B (2/19)
make

:: bioculturalism
> enchainments & emergence
> pathways, networks, interactions
> biomimicry, bioprospecting and biopiracy
> bioethics

 

week 8A (2/24)
make

:: creative mapping and community visualization
> studio work session


week 8B (2/26)
make

:: creative mapping and community visualization
> studio work session


review
Food Deserts - mapping
Pollinator maps

Mapping:
Google Map API
Open Streetmap

 

week 9A (3/2)
make

::creative dissemination
> studio work session

 

week 9B (3/4)
make

> studio work session


Mapping:
Google Map API
Open Streetmap

ARCGIS

week 10A (3/9) make

> studio work session

 



week 10B (3/11)
final presentations

critique

>CRITIQUE: Sustainable AI /Microplastics

 

CRITIQUE!!

week 11A (3/16)
final presentations

critique

CRITIQUE: Sustainable AI /Microplastics
CRITIQUE!!


final materials deliverables

Friday
3/20
(1-3:50AM) (6PM cutoff)

 


DEADLINE FINAL COURSE DELIVERABLES: all course projects, materials and data documentation entered on course blogspace as final course deliverables