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The research project
The research project

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The research project emerged from the experience as a designer within the manufacturing industry and the academic field. Willing to integrate knowledge and expertise from different fields, this project is an opportunity to enhance change in urban areas for human and environmental health.

Starting from the impact of individual's self-awareness on the decision making process, I explore the opportunities of collaborative work, while adopting the cradle to cradle design concept to embrace industrial and social change. All through the system's view of life, the thinking behind the research.

Case Study 1: How can the lighting industry be a positive change maker in western societies?
Case Study 2: How can these four perspectives enable the emergence of new systems? Healthy textiles from and for diversity.

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Self-awareness
Self-awareness

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By the understanding of ourselves as living beings in a constant process of change, where body and mind are continuously interacting. The human being starts to recognize its nature and becomes aware of its own existence, its impact on the world, and the meaning of its own life.

Whenever a human practices self-awareness, its consciousness evolves; and with a higher level of consciousness, the human being encounters new ways of communication, interaction, and creation. Therefore, supporting the development of self-awareness is of paramount importance for the creation of healthy urban areas.

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Collaborative work
Collaborative work

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Embracing healthy transformation in urban areas requires interdisciplinary and collaborative teams. To create a product, service, or process that responds to our natural needs as living social beings, a unifying approach led by a diverse group of people and their own life perspectives is necessary.

In that sense, integrative research either within or without the lighting industry must take place. Where conversations around the influence of actions and products in ecosystems, social systems, and human health, should give a broader vision of the role that urban areas play in civil societies and their ability to embrace life.

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Regenerative design
Regenerative design

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The vision of leaving a positive footprint in everything we create, use, and consume, emerges from the Eco-literacy principles. Beyond circular processes, to focus on the creation of nutrients for several processes and the environment embraces life on earth.

Designing to support the regenerative processes of living beings and ecosystems allows the creation of diverse pro-life solutions.

For example, in industrial contexts the cradle to cradle concept fosters healthy emissions, diversity, and the use of renewable energies. It offers a tangible solution for industry transformation.

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The systems view of life
The systems view of life

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This is the core way of thinking to advocate integrative actions. Everything in life is a system and is embedded in a system. Whenever the dynamics of a system become recognizable, the understanding of it becomes clearer and clearer. Its networks of relationships become fundamental for a transition process, where communication abilities and individual's freedom are constantly changing characteristics that nurture that network.

The systems view of life is a perspective that allows the emergence of solutions that correspond to a system and its individual needs.

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    The research project
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    Self-awareness
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    Collaborative work
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    Regenerative design
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    The systems view of life
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Hours of diving
280
Waveleghts connected
120
Teaching moments
160
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