South-to-South: Activating Australian-Latin-American Cooperation through Sustainable Design Education
Country location: Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Peru
Grantee: University of New South Wales
'Design-for-Sustainability' (DfS) promotes products, services, and systems that deliver positive impacts to society, the environment and the economy. The Learning Network on Sustainability (LeNS) is an association of DfS educators from 125 higher-education institutions in 27 countries, working to diffuse sustainability capacity through innovative curriculum development. By freely sharing learning-resources in an open-source format and 'copyleft' ethos, LeNS hopes that the next generation of designers would be equipped with the knowledge-base to aid them in the transition towards more sustainable futures.
This project will work with counterpart LeNS nodes in Latin America to jumpstart collaborative relationships in DfS education and research, and share expertise and experiences in a two-way knowledge exchange
Council on Australia Latin America Relations grant offer: $44,000 inc GST
Total project value: $132,733