In this workshop, I prepared an empty Coca-Cola plastic bottle and an empty hair conditioner bottle. Initially, due to a limited set of tools, I discovered that many redesigns of plastic bottles require additional materials such as glue and paint. However, with only a few materials at hand, including some glue and shared scissors, I […]

This week, our debate focused on the theme “this house (i.e., we) would enforce a circular economy.” As a member of the opposition, I would like to articulate some of my viewpoints in my blog. Firstly, I believe that a circular economy is also a type of economy, encompassing both production and consumption. Items with […]

This week, I read “Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things” by Michael Braungart and William McDonough. I believe this book provides us with more specific methods and examples, offering inspiration on how to design environmentally friendly products. Firstly, the book introduces the concepts of “the biological metabolism” and “the technical metabolism.” It […]

In this week, we had a debate on the theme “Designers have not yet come to terms with their complicity in the creation of the conditions of environmental crisis or with their environmental responsibility, nor have they yet reformed their practices accordingly.” As a member of the group FOR, I want to articulate my thoughts […]

In this week’s learning, I encountered two concepts that I find very important: ecological literacy and alternative hedonism. The term ‘ecological literacy’ comes from the concept mentioned in the book ‘Design, Ecology, Politics’ written by JOANNA BOEHNERT in 2018. Ecological literacy is a type of learning that comprehends the environment as the fundamental basis for […]

In last week’s blog, I referenced Stephanie Kilgast’s work, which I see as a work that communicates its subject matter to the viewer in a more direct way. And this week, after finishing the LECTURE on the theme of EXPERIENCE and the ENVIRONMENT, I have a new understanding of ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN. In ‘Environmental Histories of […]

My name is Cao Enqi, I am from mainland China, my main course is illustration, the reason why I chose environmental design as my elective course is because I hope that illustration can not only be created on the plane, but also can be combined with the 3d environment in the real world, to create […]


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