8th Sustainable Summer School: “Smartphones, Resources and Human Rights”
The 8th Sustainable Summer School, takes place at Nikolaus Monastery in Jüchen, Germany from September 3 to 10, 2017. For this Summer School, students and young professionals from all over the world are invited to discover the topic of “Smartphones, Resources and Human Rights”.
The introduction of smartphones is one of the most striking cultural innovations since the invention of printing. Within one decade, smartphones have radically effected on our everyday lives. These revolutionary innovation is just about to accelerate the changes in our lives, our cultural and economic patterns, and even of our bodies in an unprecedented manner. On the other hand, smartphone production and use has enormous impacts on material flows around the globe. The impacts are not limited to the resources of the planet only, but affect as well all the people who are ensnared into the extraction of resources, their well-being, their political and ecological situation, and their human right situation. One will immerse into these challenging contexts in a one-week intensive workshop with a strong transdisciplinary approach.
Summer School Partners
The Partners of Sustainable Summer School are cooperating since 2008, in order to provide insights in research, standards, practices and perspectives of Sustainable Design to all affiliated disciplines. The 8th Sustainable Summer School is organized by:
• Sustainable Transition — Design for the World e.V., Germany
• Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany
• ecosign, Academy for Sustainable Design, Cologne, Germany
• Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen, Germany
• missio – Pontifical Mission Society
• Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany
Bachelor and Diploma students, Master and Ph.D. students, and Young Professionals from the fields of: Design and Engineering, Business and Economy, Sustainability and Human Rights, Politics and Sociology, Humanities and Arts, Cultural Studies and Material Sciences, Computer Sciences and Geology, Education and Geography, Logistics and other disciplines of relevance and interest.
Tuition and Accommodation Fees
€ 500 for tuition and full-board accommodation.
More information on the summer school, its program and the registration is available online.