Casa da Ciência da UFRJ
BR, Rio de Janeiro, 3 Rua Lauro Müller, 22290160
This full-day workshop engages undergraduate and postgraduate design and engineering students in collaborative problem-solving activities, centered around mini challenges on Design for Sustainability. In particular, the workshop intends to build creative confidence and capabilities amongst young designers into making modest contributions that could help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). Participants are expected to have attended the South-to-South Keynote Lecture scheduled earlier during the event week, which will inspire them with innovative ideas and case studies on existing and emerging SDG solutions from around the world, and how some of these were able to foster behavioural change in society. Students will be grouped into collaboration teams and assigned different SDG challenges to work on. Teams will make short PowerPoint presentations of their design ideas at the end of the workshop; laptops are required, preferably with a Wi-Fi connection. Workshop outcomes will be published at the website of LeNS International and attendees will receive certificates of participation. Lunch and refreshments will be supplied throughout the workshop.