Transition Design: Everyday Life, Cosmopolitan Localism and Systems Level Change

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 8:00am to Friday, June 16, 2017 - 5:00pm

Cameron Tonkinwise, Gideon Kossoff and Terry Irwin will be teaching a week-long short course on Transition Design, June 12-16 in Majorca, Spain.

Transition design argues that the complex social, economic and ecological problems that we face require the transformation of entire lifestyles, so that they become more place-based, convivial and sustainable. 

In recent years Transition Design has begun to influence academic design education all over the the world. It is helping design educators and design students to reframe their role from servants of industrial development and globalisation to  social and cultural change  agents who can  catalyse the transformation of everyday life, bringing about systems level change and facilitating the transition to a new kind of cosmopolis an localism — planet wide networks of self-sustaining towns, cities and regions. The workshop brings together the three founders of Transition Design and will offer participants a new theoretical framework, and a new approach for designers who hope pivot their practice towards seeding societal transition towards more sustainable future