New professional degree by ETH Zürich
First Certificate of Advanced Studies in DRRS (ETH CAS “Worldviews: Regeneration) starts September 4th 2023
DRRS MOOC 2: Beyond Systems Thinking
Our second Designing Resilient Regenerative Systems MOOC entitled “Beyond Systems Thinking” starts 14th of November on EdX. In this MOOC we develop a critical understanding of what systems thinking entails and how it can become a helpful habit. The view from above contains techniques to deal with complexity, to zoom out of a system for zooming in on what matters most. We learn some basics of social network analysis and how to measure and interpret structures in networks, such as for resilience. We acquire an applicable toolset on i.e. the transformative potential of resilience, which leads over to an extended…
Course series – Circular product design with regenerative materials and outdoor use
This is a course series using regenerative building materials for designing and building circular products, and testing these products in practice. What: Various ETHZ graduate and undergraduate courses by Systemic Design Labs with a focus on circular design of useful products with regenerative materials. When: 2016-2019. Instructors: Tobias Luthe, Martin Schütz, Thomas Lumpe, and others…
MOOC: Designing Resilient Regenerative Systems
The new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) series entitled “Designing Resilient Regenerative Systems” is featuring a new virtual-real didactic concept, where local physical social outdoor action is stimulated and incubated by virtual means. Starting in spring 2022 on EdX.
Beyond bio-composites: Hemp skis
During the Systemic Design Labs course “ski and board building seminar”, we introduced hemp fibers, Paulownia and Laburnum wood veneer, grown on the lands of the MonViso Institute. Based on the long-time experience of the Grown – Design as Nature – collective, we prototyped the first hemp skis while students assisted and built their own…
Advancing Systemic Design Methodology
Our current societal challenges lead to increased complexity and uncertainty. Neither the analytical and descriptive tools of science, nor the iterative doing of design alone are adequate for addressing complex challenges to implement and guide transformative action. Combining both cultures of reasoning and methods as a fluid, solution oriented and synergistic process, is hybrid, and…
Alpine Urban Resilience
Urban and alpine areas around the globe are socio-economically connected, through the exchange of goods, through tourism, through various up- and downstream cycles -we refer to alpine-urban circularity. Many mountain livelihoods are dependent on the flow of urban populations seeking refuge in nature. Increasing urban heat has driven city dwellers to cooler temperatures at higher elevations….
A cycling journey towards resilient regenerative futures: Systemic Cycles (SC) was protoyped by Martin Schütz and Tobias Luthe of ETH Zurich in 2021, hosted by MonViso Institute, IT. SC currently is both further conceptualized as a Swiss-based research project, and as part of this research practically developed in different bio-regional contexts. cycle-explore-connect-map-weave-transfer-enjoy Systemic Cycles is…