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LeNSin Project

LeNSin, the International Learning Network of networks on Sustainability (2015-2018), is an EU-supported (ERASMUS+) project involving 36 universities from Europe, Asia, Africa, South America and Central America, aiming at the promotion of a new generation of designers (and design educators) capable to effectively contribute to the transition towards a sustainable society for all.

LeNSin ambitions to improve the internationalisation, intercultural cross-fertilisation and accessibility of higher education on Design for Sustainability (DfS). The project focuses on Sustainable Product-Service Systems (S.PSS) and Distributed Economies (DE) – considering both as promising models to couple environmental protection with social equity, cohesion and economic prosperity – applied in different contexts around the world. LeNSin connects a multi-polar network of Higher Education Institutions adopting and promoting a learning-by-sharing knowledge generation and dissemination, with an open and copyleft ethos.

During the three years of operation, LeNSin project activities involve five seminars, ten pilot courses, the setting up of ten regional LeNS Labs, and of a (decentralised) open web platform, any students/designers and any teachers can access to download, modify/remix and reuse an articulated set of open and copyleft learning resources, i.e. courses/lectures, tools, cases, criteria, projects.

LeNSin will also promote a series of diffusion activities targeting the design community worldwide. The final event will be a decentralised conference in 2018, based simultaneously in six partner universities, organised together by the 36 project partners form four continents.

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Previous newsletters:
LeNSin project newsletter #3 (1/2017)
LeNSin project newsletter #2 (10/2016)
LeNSin project newsletter #1 (6/2016)


LeNSin Partners

LeNS_Brazil

PARTNERS:
Universidade Federal do Paraná (UFPR)
Universidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE)

ASSOCIATES:
Londrina State University
Fluminense Federal University
Federal University of Alagoas
Federal University of Uberlândia
Federal University of Santa Catarina

CONTACT:
Aguinaldo Dos Santos <asantos@ufpr.br>
Leonardo Gomez Castillo <leonardo.a.gomez@gmail.com>


LeNS_India

PARTNERS:
Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati (IIT Guwahati)

ASSOCIATES:
C.A.R.E. School of Architecture
Pandit Dwarka Prasad Mishra Indian Institute of Information Technology
Indian Institute Of Technology Gandhinagar
Goa College of Architecture
Hunnarshala Foundation for Building Technology & Innovations
Vastu Shilpa Foundation

CONTACT:
Mary Jacob <maryjacob@srishti.ac.in>
Ravi Mokashi <mokashi@iitg.ernet.in>


LeNS_China

PARTNERS:
Tsinghua University
Hunan University (HNU)

ASSOCIATES:
Wuhan University of Technology
Jiangnan University
The University of Science and Technology Beijing
Beijing Information Science and Technology University
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Guangzhou academy of fine arts
Tongji University

CONTACT:
Liu Xin <xinl@tsinghua.edu.cn>
Jun Zhang <zhangjun@hnu.edu.cn>


LeNS_South Africa

PARTNERS:
Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT), South Africa
Stellenbosch University (SUN), South Africa

ASSOCIATES:
Farm and Garden National Trust
Cape Craft and Design Institute NPC

CONTACT:
Ephias Ruhode  <ruhodee@cput.ac.za>
Marjorie Naidoo <marjorie.naidoo@telkomsa.net>


LeNS_Mexico

PARTNERS:
Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana (UAM)
Universidad del Valle de México (UVM)

ASSOCIATES:
Univesidad National Autónoma Metropolitana
Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey Campus Ciudad de México

CONTACT:
Alejandro Ramírez Lozano<ramloz@correo.azc.uam.mx>
Rodrigo Lépez Vela <rodrigo.lepezv@uvmnet.edu>
Sandra Molina Mata <unasandra@yahoo.com.mx>


LeNS_Europe

PARTNERS AND CONTACTS:

Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI), Design Dept., Italy
Carlo Vezzoli (project coordinator)
<carlo.vezzoli@polimi.it>

Aalto University (Aalto ARTS), Finland
Cindy Kohtala <cindy.kohtala@aalto.fi>

Brunel University London (UBRUN), UK
Fabrizio Ceschin <fabrizio.ceschin@brunel.ac.uk>

Technische Universiteit Delft (TU Delft), Netherlands
Jan Carel Diehl <jc_diehl@me.com>


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