The 3rd LeNS International Conference is a unique worldwide event, distributed for the first time to 6 venues around the world. The conference will take place simultaneously in Beijing (China), Bangalore (India), Cape Town (South Africa), Mexico City (Mexico), Curitiba (Brazil), and Milan (Italy), and in each of the six venues it will be possible to listen to presentations happening in the other ones.

The event organised by LeNS – the Learning Network on Sustainability – is more than a conference. It is a meeting point for those who want to learn and share about design for sustainability with a multicultural, open and copyleft echoes. LeNS vision is to foster a new generation of designers (and design educators and researchers) capable to effectively face the challenge to envision, design and contribute to the transition towards a sustainable world for all.

The Conference Call fo Papers is targeted to a broad range of researchers, educators and practitioners interested in and/or working with sustainable design. We welcome works addressing various sustainability topics, including, but not limited to:

  • – Design for Sustainable Materials and Energy
  • – Product Design for Sustainability
  • – Product-Service System Design for Sustainability
  • – Design for Sustainable Distributed Economies
  • – Design for Sustainable Social Innovation
  • – Design for Sustainable Behaviour Change
  • – Design for Circular Economy
  • – Design for Sustainable business models
  • – Design for Sustainable Indigenous Practices and Informal Economies
  • – Design for Sustainable Policies for Sustainability
  • – Design Education for Sustainability

Abstracts (up to 1500 characters)will be accepted until 31 October 2018
Open access proceedings will be published with full papers of both oral presentations and posters.

The conference is free and meals are offered!
Get further information on dates, speakers, venues and submissions here
Read more about LeNS network here