The LENS - Learning Network on Sustainability is a 3 years project (Dec/2007 - Dec/2010) funded by the European Commission (Asia Link Programme, EuropAid), involving 7 design schools in Europe and Asia (see attached poster).
LeNS is an action of human resources and curriculum development, aiming at the promotion of a new generation of designers (and design educators) capable to effectively contribute to the transition towards a sustainable society.
LeNS ambitions to promote a new shared and articulated disciplinary ground on Design for Sustainability focused on Product-Service System Innovation, through a series of exchange activities and pilot courses at the partner institutions.
LeNS will produce an open learning e-package, a modular package of teaching materials (texts, slide shows, audio, video, etc) and tools for designers that design educators worldwide will be able to download (free of charge), modify/remix and reuse (copy left).
LeNS will also promote a series of diffusion activities targeting the design community worldwide.