Art Center Summit 2010: Projects & Partnerships in Sustainable Design
The Art Center Summit at Opportunity Green


Throughout the conference, Art Center will showcase an exhibit of student work, featuring art and design addressing environmental, social and economic sustainability.

September 23, 2:25 PM

Beyond the Peanut: Using Life Cycle Assessment to Develop Goals and Strategies

Session will be led by Art Center’s Director of Sustainability Initiatives and Associate Professor Heidrun Mumper-Drumm. The session will present a process for design decision-making based on streamlined lifecycle assessment. This process is currently being developed in an Art Center course taught by Mumper-Drumm and Fridolin Beisert, and serves as the basis for many of the student projects shown in the Art Center exhibit.

September 23, 3:30 PM

Creative Strategies: Sustainability by Design

Session will teach participants a strategic approach to creativity that will stimulate, encourage and liberate their own creative potential. Through targeted exercises, they will learn how to break patterns, reframe problems and apply new conceptual thinking into their work. Creative Strategies will be led by Art Center Associate Professor Fridolin Beisert, with a focus on teaching creative problem-solving, design thinking methodologies, cross-disciplinary team projects and sustainable design strategies.

September 23, 4:30 pm

Product Design in the Sustainable Era

Taschen editor Julius Wiedemann will lead a conversation based on the book of the same name, which features more than 180 innovative and award-winning projects from 20 countries, including Art Center student projects on display at the event. Joining Wiedemann in the discussion will be five of the Art Center students whose projects were published in the book.

Opportunity Green September 22-24, 2010 | L.A Center Studios
1201 West 5th St.Los Angeles, CA 90017

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