Transition Design

Celebrating our 2019 PhD Cohort

At the end of the 2019 semester, Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design was honored to award four PhDs in Transition Design to our candidates, Ahmed Ansari, Stephen Neely, Anne Burdick and Kakee Scott.

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.

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