We're thrilled to announce that an amazing resource for design eduction just went live: Integrating sustainability into design education: The Toolkit.
You'll recall that last October, over 100 design educators and enthusiasts from around the world convened in San Francisco for The Designers Accord Global Summit on Sustainability & Education, two days of discussion, workshops, presentations, and planning around the topic of design education and sustainability. It was a very rich and intense experience, and now there's a new companion site, designed by Scott Stowell with support from the Adobe Foundation and Autodesk.
At edutoolkit.designersaccord.org, you'll find published explorations around the big questions we addressed, mindsets needed to assimilate new perspectives, and examples of classroom discussion topics, exercises, and term projects.
The site is "more than a record of the Summit discussion," notes Valerie Casey, founder of the Designers Accord. "It's a strong statement about the future of design education. We hope the site will be a living library. Site users can add examples of their own discussions, exercises, and projects, as well as adding feedback, comments, and illustrations to enrich or improve other posted examples."
Please check out the site, add your own examples and comments, and share with your education posse, students, administrators, and colleagues.