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The current model of consumption is one of the main reasons for the social and environmental problems that our society has been passing through. Currently, according to Manzini (2008) and Abreu (2016) the best answers for these issues are local actions, made by people who are directly affected by them. The designer, as a holistic professional, can become the facilitating agent who helps (through good projects, products or services) propagates these local answers. The present project is based on that. It aims to valorise and revitalize braiding knowledge of Kaingang Indigenous culture, through experimentations and development of fashion products using and resignfying textile waste (Upcycling) through native braid used in their basketry. The concept of Co-design (AGUAS, 2012) was widely used in the work with the artisans occurred. The result from this work showed that with the practice of co-creation it is motivating in the sense of including the indigenous community in the work with the university and they are being part of the results.

Authors: Jordana de Oliveira Bennemann, Eduarda Regina da Veiga, Ana Luisa Boavista Lustosa Cavalcante


It is undoubtedly impossible to discuss sustainable design without taking into account the tempting world of
consumption and the desire for variety and new products. In this study, by collecting data from observations, it
is attempted to first investigate the challenge of “citizens as consumers” and then study into the places which are
specially designed for the use and benefit of the upper-class citizens. In the current study which has a minimalistic
approach, we researchers try to suggest a sustainable model for urban design and even lifestyle to minimize objectification
of urban spaces and to present a prototype of future cities.

Authors: Azadeh Razzagh Shoar, Hassan Sadeghi Naeini

Artists, designers and educators of today and the future have the particular challenge to create for a fragile world
where politics, economics and ecosystems are placed at the tipping point of culture, ethics and the tradition of the
artisan. The sustainability crisis is not merely one of the biophysical environment and its extreme degradation but
also a severe crisis of the social, cultural and individual environment. These crises are not just outcomes of global
demands in technology, production and volume but rather complex behavioural issues and the paradigms that sustain
them. With all these existential and philosophical issues at stake today, Universities offering Design education
programmes have the challenge of creating programs that embrace sustainability through transdisciplinary viewpoints.
In this paper, we are offering two transdisciplinary units - ‘Sustainable Institute’ and ‘All of a sudden!- Time
as paradox’ as case studies to exemplify Sustainability curriculum design and its outcomes.

Authors: Srisrividhiya Kalyanasundaram, Sandhiya Kalyanasundaram