[LeNS-IN] – Learning Network on Sustainability
[Institutes] LeNS is a network funded by the European Commission (Asia Link Programme, EuropAid Dec/2007 – Dec/2010), promoted by 7 design schools in Europe and Asia (partners). Politecnico di Milano DESIGN Department, Italy (coord.); Aalto University, School of Art and Design, Helsinki, Finland; TUD Technology University Delft, the Netherlands; Tsinghua University, Academy of Arts & Design Beijing, China; Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi, India; King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Bangkok, Thailand; The Federal University of Paraná, Brazil; The Federal University of Uberlândia; The Federal University of Santa Catarina; The Federal University of Pernambuco; Brunel University London.
[Period] 2010 a 2018
[Financing] Erasmus+ Programme – Capacity building in higher education – Call EAC/A04/2014 – Selection Year 2015
[Resume] LENSIN (Learning Network on Sustainability – International) é um projeto de pesquisa liderado pelo Prof. Carlo Vezzoli (Politecnico di Milano) cujo objetivo é fomentar o desenvolvimento colaborativo, em plataforma aberta, de conteúdos didáticos acerca do design sustentável, em particular do design de Sistemas Produto+Serviço. O projeto envolve uma rede de 15 universidades em todo o mundo e é financiado pelo edital Erasmus+ Programme – Capacity building in higher education – Call EAC/A04/2014 – Selection Year 2015.
LeNS-international is an action of curriculum development aimed at promoting a new generation of designers (and design educators and researchers) capable of DfS focused on S.PSS applied to DE.
Areas of intervention: – PSS DfS applied to Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE); -PSS DfS applied to Distributed production of Information (DI); – PSS DfS applied to Distributed production of Softwares (DS) – PSS DfS applied to Distributed production of (hardware) Products (DP) – PSS DfS applied to Distributed Design (DS). These areas have been evolving in research, and approaches, methods and tools, as well as best practices, are developed and updated at a constant and rapid pace. Because of this, the problem is that worldwide, and especially in low and middle income contexts there is still not a widespread dissemination of this knowledge, competences and offers; but at the same time it could be seen as a very promising sustainable strategy. Thus, one of the priorities for Network HEIs is to have access to the most updated knowledge, as well as to develop new teaching subsidies in the field of S.PSS design applied to DE; furthermore, to promote a new generation of DfS designers (and design educators and researchers) focusing on both S.PSS design applied to DE.
The global objective: To contribute to curriculum development in DfS, to favour the building up a new generation of practitioners capable of extending the access to locally-based services, based on the promising models of Sustainable Product-Service Systems (S.PSS) and Distributed Economies (DE) (and addressing equity and gender issues).
The ambition is to: (i) promote a new generation of design educators capable to enable design students (the future practitioners) to effectively design and develop sustainable systems of distributed economies; (ii) and develop and strengthen the cooperation, between LeNS Networks HEIs and the local productive sectors via local Seminars/Courses; (iii) the LeNS, the Learning Network on Sustainability (2007-2010, research project funded by EC under the Asia Link Programme), an Asian-European educational network on the theme of Design for Sustainability focused on Product-Service Systems; (iv) the informal worldwide LeNS, the Network of Networks on Sustainability for curricula development on design for sustainability, HEIs worldwide; specifically with the following LeNS Networks: LeNS Europe-Asia, LeNS Africa, LeNS South America, LeNS Central America, LeNS Oceania, LeNS North America, LeNS German Speaking countries, LeNS China; (v) the LeNSes, the Learning Network for Sustainable energy systems (2013-2016, research project funded by EC under the EduLink Programme), an African-European educational network on the theme of Design for Sustainability focused Sustainable Energy for All SDSE4A; involving 3 European and 4 African HEIs.
Prof. Dr. Carlo Vezzoli – coordinator -Politecnico di Milano
Prof. Dr. Fabrizio Ceschin – Brunel University London
Prof. Dr. Aguinaldo dos Santos – coordinator in Brazil – The Federal University of Paraná
Prof. Dr. Eugenio Andrés Diaz Merino – The Federal University of Santa Catarina
Prof. Dr. Leonardo Augusto Gómez Castillo – The Federal University of Pernambuco
Prof.ª Dr.ª Viviane dos Guimarães Alvim Nunes – The Federal University of Uberlândia
Prof.ª Dr.ª Simone Barbosa Villa -The Federal University of Uberlândia