The Creative Communities for Sustainable Lifestyles (CCSL) is an on-going project of research that deals with creativity and sustainable lifestyles. More precisely, it discusses the potentialities of collaborative everyday life creativity (the creative communities) in generating and diffusing new and more sustainable ways of living in the urban environments of the emerging countries with a focus on Brazil, India and China.
In addition to this work, Design Exercises were conducted in Ahmedabad, Guangzhou and Rio in order to discuss the promising cases found and see how would young design students would interpret creative communities and how they would adapt them to local context, taking in consideration cultural, social and economic local aspects.
18 photo stories -6 from each country- were created by the students in order to catch a glimpse of how their everyday life could be more sustainable… The stories refer to 3 main topics: New food networks, Community housing and Neighbourhood care; all of them re-interpreted and adapted to see how would they be inserted in their local context…
Thanks to the students that collaborated at this project!
_Students at National Institute of Design (NID) Ahmedabad, India
Adel Anwar, Ameya Nabar, Jitendra Singh Rajput, Ketakee Patankar, Mekhala Vaze, Pooja Aman Dubey, Krishna Anand,Pankaj Sehjowalia, Apurba Pawar , Chandradhar Singh Rathore Anju Gupta, Peter Sunil Tyagi, Shweta Wani, Varun Ahir, Vazir Nadaph Sachin Ravindran, Nayaab Lokhandwala, Neelam Singh, Prachi Garg, Nidhi Rajora Srikar, Sachita Agarwala, Sujata Sanke, Ajit Dandekar, Shweta Chaudhary, Saurabh Kumar
Coordination at NID: Prof. Shashank Mehta
_Students at Federal University Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ) Bruna Madureira, Luiz Penha, Azucena Garcia, Beany Monteiro, Elisa Spampinato, Luiza Farnese, Luis Felipe Maia, Petra Nery, Marcos Langenbach
Coordination at UFRJ: Laboratory of Technology and Social Development (LTDS)
COPPE – Production Engineering Programme (the CCSL experience have consolidated a new research unit in UFRJ – LTDS/DESIS: http://www.ltds.ufrj.br/desis/english)
_Students at Design School Unisinos University, Porto Alegre
Gustavo Borba, Paulo Belo, Fabio Parode, Carlo Franzato Francisco Lima, Camila Joner, Mí´nica Rizzi, Selene Sanmartin Christian Schonhofen Faria, Filipe Campelo, Thais Dalcin, Carla Volkart , Flávio Veloso, Augusta Medeiros, Liane Kreitchmann, Maurício Andrade, Clarice Castro Debiagi, Roberto Galisai, Luiza Cini, Carlos Kessler
Coordination at UNISINOS: Paulo Edison Belo Reyes, Gustavo Severo de Borba e Karine de Mello Freire.
_Students at GAFA Guangzhou academy of Fine Arts.
Shen Ting, Yin Jun, Zou Yu Qing, Chen Guo Xing
Min Bin, Hu Nazhen, Yao Shanmei, Lin Jan
Coordination at GAFA: Profs. Huiming Tong, Shu Feng, Xiong Ding
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After each country’s exercise was completed, two persons -not linked to the seminars or exercises- were invited to see a presentation of each group’s envisioned solution and to further comment of what they heard and saw and applying it to everyday life.
Click below to see what they think about these solutions….
The Localized Solution’s Draft was made to facilitate the choice of service aspects they wanted to portray in a set of enabling cards that cover the different aspects of a collaborative service. Each group was given a set of enabling cards that portrayed the main aspects of a meta-solution. They used these elements to organize their own solution and which specific aspects they portray. You can find more about the cards in the workshop section.
Click on the images to see how the students describe their solutions…
These Cards dedicated to three sector collaborative solutions -Food networks, Neighborhood Care and Community Housing- enabled the students to choose features of these services in order to interpret them into their own culture answering the change of context elements in the transfer. These cards then were organized to explain their solution organized, concluded & recorded in the DRAFT version of the service.
Click on the cards to get a closer look….
Take a look of what was the work plan here below.