The objectives of the course are:
- to give an analysis of sustainable design and crafts with emphasis on the role of materials;
- to promote the learner’s ability to understand the performance and potential application of various materials and technologies in the production of sustainable design products.
The course gives a general introduction and description of the resources, raw materials, primary production, processing, use and recycling for main groups of materials.
Upon completion of the course, you will be able:
-to know the qualities of the basic groups of materials;
-to analyze materials for upcycling, to evaluate their qualities and performance;
-to analyze the materials necessary for the development of a design product from the point of view of technology;
-to identify the available technologies for the upcycling/production/safely use of a design product.