Design for Sustainability Design Studio and Case Studies

More about the EDE’s Design Studio time –

Participants engage with Design Projects at The Park Ecovillage.

These projects are real-life scenarios, based on challenges and improvements useful to the ecovillage community.

Participants will choose from 3-4 diverse types of projects, this provides the opportunity for participants to engage in the issues most relevant to the design thinking approaches needed for action in their home communities.

The design project options will be presented and selected in the first week. Once participants select their project, design teams will be formed by bringing together participants who expressed interest in the same projects.

As part of the Social dimension the design team will be supported with time and coaching to develop team agreements that define their collaborative process and support good quality relationships before launching into the actual design process.

Participants will be introduced to design processes and tools that they can then apply throughout the design studio sessions.

Each dimension of the Four Pillars of Sustainability as outlined by Gaia Education has specific learning outcomes.

The design studio projects are organised to support those learning outcomes and reinforce the course material presented in the content rich morning sessions.

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Training fees: Income related pricing including of room and board, materials and outings.

We want to ensure that our courses are accessible to people with diverse means. When you book, please choose the higher, medium or concession listed for the course, based on your personal income.

Full five week training: £2990.00/£2650.00/£2310.00
Per module (one week): £680.00/£600.00/£525.00

Special offer:5% discount for booking at least four weeks

Please offer what you can afford:
The higher fee supports us to support others to attend, and the work of the College 
The middle fee covers the course costs and enables course development
The low fee is minimum for us to provide the course. Thank you.

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European Funding

European residents may be eligible for the new funding streams in Erasmus + through your affiliation with an Erasmus Plus registered organisation.

This 'adult education' funding course began this year and runs until 2020. 

You will need to explore with your national agency how the new application processes work in your country. These links may help you start your investigation.

Findhorn Foundation College is registered  with Erasmus +.
Please contact us for the necessary details you will need to fill in your forms.


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Findhorn Foundation College, The Park, Findhorn, Forres, Morayshire, IV36 3TZ, Scotland
Scottish Charity No: SCO31792. Company No: SC215385