ACADEMIC PARTNERSHIPS AND ORGANIZATIONS

 

PRATT INSTITUTE

Certificate in Design Entrepreneurship (CDE) – www.bkaccelerator.com

Center for Sustainable Design Strategies (CSDS) – www.csds.pratt.edu

It serves as a physical and virtual hub for Pratt’s commitment to educate environmentally responsible citizens. CSDS encourages the use of Pratt’s campus as a living laboratory linking the classroom to campus initiatives. The CSDS houses a materials research center that supports faculty, students and alumni in the integration of sustainability into their professional lives. CSDS is also the home of the Pratt Design Incubator for Sustainable Innovation founded in 2002. The Certificate in Design Entrepreneurship (CDE) is specifically for designers who want to become design entrepreneurs. Participants choose from seven distinct intensive courses that focus on fashion, footwear, jewelry, product design, social innovation or design consulting. This program will build your business acumen and set the stage for you to build a viable business that is driven by design. Sustainable best practices are integrated throughout the program ensuring that you learn how to make decisions that consider the environmental and social impacts along with economic success. This flexible program is created to work around a busy schedule and can be completed within three to four weeks. The program will allow CADA to be presented as a business model and case study to replicate, and will help to the dissemination of the project in an academic platform.

 

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art Design & Media

Winchester School of Art 

www.southampton.ac.uk/wrc

Critically concerned with art and design practices of making, thinking and representation, the Winchester Centre engages in education and enterprise, exploring the contribution of media, materials and technologies to the improvement of human societies globally.

Winchester Centre for Global Futures in Art Design and Media highlights historical, contemporary and future roles for art, design and media within globalization. Our main focus is on collaborations with international partners in public service, the creative industries and civil society.

In light of our attempts to build sustainable collaborations with local and regional partners, and dealing with national and international issues relevant globally, the Research Centre hosts Public Lectures, Seminars and Film Screenings. All events are issue-based and centred around globally relevant topics such as environment, society, politics, art and demographics. We invite high profile academics, artists, curators and filmmakers and create a platform for the local and regional communities to engage with these speakers.
Founded by Professors Bashir Makhoul, Jonathan Harris and Ryan Bishop, the Winchester Research Centre makes a decisive contribution to the innovative research initiatives of the School and of the University.

 

MUSEO TEXTIL DE OAXACA

www.museotextildeoaxaca.org.mx

This innovative space was created in order to facilitate a meeting between people, traditions, crafts, design and contemporary art. Since its inauguration, the MTO’s mission was to provide a broad overview of the designs, techniques and creative processes for the production of textiles of Oaxaca, Mexico and the world through the ongoing exchange of expertise through conferences, workshops and exhibitions.

 

INNOVANDO LA TRADICIÓN

www.innovandolatradicion.org

Innovando la Tradicion is a multidisciplinary non-profit and a sustainable design project that arises from an interest to work collectivelly and learn, through its skills and skills of others. Innovando la Tradicion is a creative platform where artisans, designers and artists share skills, knowledge and stories to rethink and honor the ceramic traditions of Oaxaca, it offers services to potters and pottery communities in Oaxaca that support the development of their trade. www.innovandolatradicion.org