INDD 310 Spring 2021: Design with More-than-Humans / Section 002 / Louise St. Pierre

From the outset, students will choose an animal or plant species to champion. They will research the health and needs of that being, and map the range of human activities that impede or support the flourishing of that species. Designs will envision social innovations for sustainability, to support changes in human behaviour, or interventions on behalf of other species. Possible outcomes include exhibition design; design activism; design for behaviour change.

Networks: DESIS Lab, local ecology centers, Design for Biodiversity project

Keywords: Earth systems, local and indigenous wisdom, non-anthropocentrism, ethnobotany, systems change