The Department of Design, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati (IIT-G) is going to organise a 12-day inter-institutional course on ‘Design for Sustainability (DFS) and Distributed Economies’ in the institute campus from February 12 to 23.
IIT-G officials said the course is being supported by the LeNSin EU-funded Erasmus+ programme.
Student groups from the Srishti Institute of Art, Deign and Technology, Bangalore; the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur; the Department of Architecture and Planning, Mizoram University and SBMS College, Sualkuchi, Assam, will take part in the event, an IIT-G official said.
“During the two-week course, the students will be introduced to the concepts of design and sustainability by undertaking field-based studies to assess the local traditional practice of silk weaving at Sualkuchi,” he said.
A public lecture on ‘Sustainability and Design for All’ by Prof Carlo Vezzoli, Politecnico di Milano, Italy, will also be organised at the mini auditorium of IITG campus at 5 pm on Monday.
Vezzoli has been researching and teaching on the subject of design for sustainability for the last 20 years. He is currently the head of the research group ‘Design and System Innovation for Sustainability (DIS)’ and the research lab ‘LeNS_LabPolimi’.
The Department of Design at IIT Guwahati is the Indian partner institute of the LeNS in consortium with the Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore, added the official.