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Raymond, Corbin


I am a South African designer with a disciplinary background of Industrial Design. I recently completed a thesis-baes Masters Degree on Biomimicry and Sustainable Product Service Systems (S.PSS) and I am currently completing a PhD in Systems Orientated Design (SOD) at AHO. I have developed teaching courses on designing for sustainability at several universities Southern Africa and China and held a lecture position in Visual Communication Design at Stellenbosch University.

My research interest lies within the socio-environmental pillar of sustainability and I have published work that presents anticipatory, futures-framing and participatory design as key research thematics.

I am particularly interested at Indigenous Knowledge Systems, 3rd wave feminist theory and decolonialisation as framing thematics towards design futures.

I am a co-founder of Co-Go, a NGO that promotes collaborative governance in Situated South African contexts and a core member of the World Design Organisation’s (WDO) Young Designers Circle (YDC).

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Morrison, Andrew


Andrew Morrison is Director of the Centre for Design Research at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO) in Norway and Professor of Interdisciplinary Design at the Institute of Design (IDE). As co-ordinator of research, Andrew takes part in and leads a range of design research projects. These cover Communication Design, dynamic interfaces and social media; RFID, mediation and activity; Service Design and innovation in leadership; electronic arts installation; narrative and mobile media; practice-based research/research by design; online research mediation and design research methods. Andrew also focuses on design writing, fiction and criticism.

He has been central to the ongoing redesign and teaching of the PhD school at AHO. He has supervised a dozen PhD students at AHO and others at the University of Oslo in design, media and education. Andrew is a member of the Research Committee and the Board of AHO. He was paper co-chair for Nordes 09, Engaging Artifacts, 3rd Nordic Design Research Conference (www.nordes.org) and been a board member of the Design research Society. He has published widely in journals, books and online and has a special research interest in online research mediation. He has edited and co-edited several collections of papers and chapters related to design and new media.

Formerly Andrew was an Associate Professor at the University of Oslo at the interdisciplinary research centre InterMedia where he led the Communication Design Group

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Luthe, Tobias

Associate professor

Tobias Luthe (PhD) is an academic transdisciplinary hybrid, merging sustainability science (natural/social science interface) with forest/environmental/wood engineering, landscape planning, holistic architecture, service and industrial bio design, and sustainability economics.
Tobias currently works as professor for sustainability science and regenerative design, associated at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, ETH Zurich, the University of Freiburg, and visiting at Politechnico Torino.

He is specifically interested in nature-based design and governance innovation for resilient regenerative systems across multiple types and scales, and how to integrate science, design and practice in transdisciplinarity. His current research focuses on four interrelated themes:

1. resilience of complex social-ecological systems (SES) to global environmental change, i.e. alpine-urban and Arctic environments;

2. societal sustainability transitions and systemic innovation;

3. regenerative systems design, i.e. bio-inspired, nature-based solutions with circularities in the economy and multiple scales of SES, spanning from raw materials to products and buildings to land use and bio-regional economies;

4. real-world laboratory communication, experiential learning and behavioral change for sustainability.

With his company Grown (www.grown.ch), an outdoor creativity lab, he eco-designed skis from hemp fiber composites, awarded with industry-leading eco design prices. He is co-founding director of the MonViso Institute (MVI) (www.monviso-institute.org), a real-world mountain laboratory for sustainability transitions and systemic regenerative design, located in the Italian Piedmont mountains. Here he is creator and builder of a passive net-positive building, an educational illustration of circular design. Tobias is a mountaineering guide, offering unique human-nature experiences at the interlink of science, nature-inspired creativity, and mental-physical experiences beyond the comfort zone.

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