Responsible teacher / Contact person: Sara Thor
The workshop will work collaboratively with local citizens and
actors from the small northern Swedish village of Duved to propose
and design solutions for circular systems in relation to food at a
Since the beginning of 2018 there's an ongoing project based in
Duved (funded by Vinnova since 2020) to support challenge-driven
innovation. Several national and international actors are working
to propose solutions to the global challenges connected to climate
change; how to create circular systems, developing methods for
self-sufficiency, sharing economies, local governance, social
sustainability and new housing solutions.
As a student, you will explore and propose models connected to a
village scale food system including prototypes and installations as
part of a public infrastructure. You will also participate in
building scale proposals in connection to the existing community
restaurant and planned greenhouse and community centre (designed by
Shigeru Ban). The design process will include dialogue and
workshops with local groups, actors and the municipality. The
proposals will connect digital and analogue technologies to
generate a sustainable local economy, local production and
self-sufficiency through the concept of a "zero waste village".
The proposals generated through the course may have the
possibility of being realized through the ongoing project.