Sustainable design is popping up all over Israel, and we’ve tried to cover as many of these designers as possible. Our survey of ten sustainable Israeli designers who reduce, reuse, and recycle covers tons of green, innovative, and aesthetic projects ranging from rubber tire handbags (that are surprisingly chic) to old suitcases-turned-shelving units.
So we were very happy to find out about a Sustainable Design Seminar starting at the Israeli Design Center in Holon next week, because that means that not only is the trend continuing, but it’s hitting the mainstream as well.
The five session seminar will be lead by Adital Ella and Yair Engel, both of whom are sustainable designers and experts in the field of sustainable design and industry. The seminar, which will conduct one class per week beginning on Tuesday June 9, is intended for designers, students, and those interested in the field of sustainability.
The program of the seminar is as follows:
The Concept of Sustainable Design: An introductory lecture about the history, importance, and significance of sustainable design in a world of production and consumption. The first session will also include an introduction to the concept of cradle to cradle.
Eco-Design – Tool Box for Sustainable Design: An introductory lecture about the concepts and leading strategies of eco-design.
New Materials and Renewable Materials: Screening of the recent film, Addicted to Plastic (see trailer above), and a lecture about considerations regarding choice of materials in green design. Introduction to a wide range of materials appropriate for sustainable design.
Risks, Pressures, and Opportunities: Discussion of the status quo of global standards, and their relevance to the local market. Packaging, print, and everything in between.
Sustainable Design in the Business World: Discussion of the growing trend of corporate social responsibility and how it effects corporate production systems. Discussion of case studies of companies achieving greater success due to adopting an environmental approach.
The five seminar sessions will be held on Tuesday evenings (beginning June 9th) from 6:30pm – 9:30pm at the Mediatheque Auditorium, 6 Golda Meir Street, Holon. For more information, call 03-5021555 or email [email protected]
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