Transition Design

PhD in Transition Design: Behind the Scenes

The School of Design’s Jonathan Chapman recently traveled to Delft University of Technology to attend a PhD Design Summit. This gathering was the first of its kind, marking the beginning of an open and collaborative dialogue amongst leading universities running Design PhD programs. Attendees included the PhD program directors from Carnegie Mellon University, Politecnico di Milano, Aalto, Imperial College London, Delft University of Technology, and Illinois Institute of Technology.

Global Experts Prepare to “Transition Together” Toward Sustainable Society

On June 21, the 4th Transition Design Symposium, Transition Together 2018, will be held on the Dartington Hall Estate in Devon, England. This symposium will, for the first time, bring together representatives from major movements and initiatives to discuss the urgent need for sustainable societal transitions and systems-level change, and initiate the connections that will make rapid transition possible.

Video from the Transition Design Symposium

This international symposium held in June 2016 on the Dartington Estate in Devon,home to pioneering experiments in living in the twentieth of century, brought together leading designers, educators, environmentalists and activists working, writing and researching on transition-related issues to explore the potential of Transition Design.

School of Design to Co-Host Symposium and Short Course on Transition Design

Transition Design, an area of design research, practice and study that was conceived at the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University in 2012, was featured in a symposium and short course hosted with Schumacher College on June 17th.

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