To provide the knowledge and network you need to become a global leader in Design to Improve Life, our organization INDEX: Design to Improve Life® will be hosting an exclusive International Summer Course in Copenhagen, Denmark this June (2017). The course will be held in our beautiful 18th century houses and courtyard in the center of Copenhagen.
The five-day intensive course will teach participants how to design sustainable solutions to address local and global challenges. The basis of our work will be the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) and our own certified Design to Improve Life Education methods. The knowledge and design-based tools offered in the course can be applied to almost any practice or local context.
Throughout the course, we will lean on the design vision of our former INDEX: Award jury member, the late Professor John Heskett, who said: “Design is the human capacity to shape and make our environments in ways that satisfy our needs and give meaning to our lives.”
price per person: $720USD (25% VAT not incl.)
(The price includes all workshop materials, lunch, coffee etc. for all days. All expenses related to flights/local transportation/per diems/hotels are not included in the price).
Send an email to our education director, Lotte Stenlev, if you wish to participate: firstname.lastname@example.org
Summer Course 2017, June 12th – 16th
Facilitators: Charlotte Høeg Andersen and Lotte Stenlev, INDEX: Design to Improve Life®
|09:00-12:00||Welcome & breakfast
Personal Stories – Speed dating
Kigge Hvid, CEO: Why become a global leader in Design to Improve Life?
Challenges and SDGs
Jana Rudnik: Finalists for INDEX: Award 2017
Adam von Haffner: Impact and Context analysis – why solutions sometimes don’t work
Research in teams
Prepare questions for the political parties
Personal stories – Resource Spotter
10:30 Visit Design Museum Denmark
Lunch at the museum
Design Task adjustments
Liza Chong: How Design to Improve Life can accelerate your business
Last preparations for personal stories
Personal stories part I
|12:45-16:00||Design as an innovation tool:
Compass process: Prepare Phase
|Visit the Parliament
Innovation and Sustainability: Meeting with political party Alternativet and / or Liberal Alliance
Coffee break at Christianshavn
|14:00 Guided tour in Copenhagen on bike or by boat
We end at the Harbour Bath Islands Brygge, where you can take a swim. Remember to bring your swim suit and a towel!
|Mariano Alesandro: Big picture – past, present and future trends
Last preparations for exhibition
Bubbles in the garden
|Personal stories part II
Veronica D’Souza (TBC):
The story of a serial entrepreneur
Wrap up and goodbye
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|Evening||Dinner at Spiseloppen, Christiania|
Read more about our team here.
About INDEX: Design to Improve Life®
INDEX: Design to Improve Life® is a Danish NPO with global reach. We Inspire, Educate and Engage in designing sustainable solutions to global challenges. Our vision is a world of far better solutions designed to improve life for people.
We Inspire by running the world’s largest design prize, the INDEX: Award. We Educate by teaching students, educators and decision makers to create sustainable solutions using our certified education initiatives. We Engage by providing knowledge, human and financial capital to designers.
Established in 2001, the original goal of INDEX: Design to Improve Life® was to run a traditional, large-scale design award. However, after traveling the world for research, our two founders identified the huge potential and dire need for design to be applied to real world challenges. This is when the concept ‘design to improve life’ was born and the organization began to focus on sustainable design that generates social, economic and environmental impact.