CANCELLED SPRING 2023: Sustainable Design – Ecology, Culture and Human Built Worlds, 7.5 credits

Spring 2022, 25%, Campus, Evening

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Start date: 17 January 2022

End date: 5 June 2022

Application Deadline: 15 October 2021

Enrolment Code: UU-69513 Application

Language of Instruction: English

Location: Uppsala

Selection: Higher education credits (maximum 165 credits)

Registration: 16 December 2021 – 16 January 2022

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 16 250

Tuition fee, total: SEK 16 250

About the course

How can an interdisciplinary approach to design unlock new creativity and beauty? How can different design solutions in nature serve as a model for new human made designs? And what are the limits of human 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 its head. With inspiration from ecology and nature, and in-depth discussion of how cultural 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 2022

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 Oscar