Sustainable Design – Ecology, Culture and Human Built Worlds, 7.5 credits

Deadline December 16 remember to reply yes to your course-place at, see for instructions.

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Spring 2021, 25%, Campus, Evening

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Start date: 18 January 2021

End date: 6 June 2021

Application Deadline: 15 October 2020

Enrolment Code: UU-69513 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 165 credits)

Entry Requirements: 60 credits

Fees: If you are not a citizen of a European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) country, or Switzerland, you are required to pay application or tuition fees. Formal exchange students will be exempted from tuition fees, as well as the application fee. Read more about fees

Application Fee: SEK 900

Tuition fee, first semester: SEK 16250

Tuition fee, total: SEK 16250

About the course

How can an interdisciplinary approach to design unlock new creativity and beauty? How can a reflective and critical approach challenge how, what, and why you design? Who are you designing for? How can different design solutions in naturecultures serve as models and inspiration for new designs? And what are the limits of ingenuity and creative design?

This course looks at design from an interdisciplinary, critical, and philosophical perspective, with focus on different theories and models that turns present conventions of design on their head. With inspiration from ecologies and the more-than-human, and in-depth discussion of how cultural, social, and historic conditions define human perceptions of the environment, the course tries to reach practical conclusions on how creative design can contribute to a sustainable and better world. The course combines interactive workshops with inspiring guest lectures.

Spring 2021

Welcome to the Sustainable Design course! The beginning of the semester is getting closer and below you will find a welcome letter with essential information about the course, a preliminary course schedule, course literature and course examination. As the course begins we will predominantly be using Studium for communication.


Hope you are excited about the journey ahead! We are looking forward to meeting you all. Please drop us a line at or if you have any questions.


Tobias and Abi