8th Sustainable Summer School – Smartphones, Resources and Human Rights — A Trans-Disciplinary Approach

Jüchen, Germany
September 3 – 10, 2017

For this Summer School we invite students and young professionals from all over the world to discover the topic of “Smartphones, Resources and Human Rights”.

We gladly announce our 8th Sustainable Summer School, taking place at Nikolaus Monastery in Jüchen, Germany from September 3 to 10, 2017! You can find all additional information on: www.sustainable-summer-school.org

The Topic
The introduction of smartphones is one of the most striking cultural innovations since the invention of printing. Within one decade, smartphones have radically effected on our everyday lives. These revolutionary innovation is just about to accelerate the changes in our lives, our cultural and economic patterns, and even of our bodies in an unprecedented manner.

On the other hand, smartphone production and use has enormous impacts on material flows around the globe. The impacts are not limited to the resources of the planet only, but affect as well all the people who are ensnared into the extraction of resources, their well-being, their political and ecological situation, and their human right situation. We will immerse into these challenging contexts in a one-week intensive workshop with a strong trans-disciplinary approach.

Summer School Partners
The Partners of Sustainable Summer School are cooperating since 2008, in order to provide insights in research, standards, practices and perspectives of Sustainable Design to all affiliated disciplines.

The 8th Sustainable Summer School is organized by:
Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany ecosign, Academy for Sustainable Design, Cologne, Germany Folkwang University of the Arts, Essen, Germany missio – Pontifical Mission Society Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy, Germany

Target Group
Bachelor and Diploma students, Master and Ph.D. students, and Young Professionals from the fields of: Design and Engineering, Business and Economy, Sustainability and Human Rights, Politics and Sociology, Humanities and Arts, Cultural Studies and Material Sciences, Computer Sciences and Geology, Education and Geography, Logistics and other disciplines of relevance and interest.

Registration
Please register at www.sustainable-summer-school.org. The number of participants is limited to 40 persons. For questions concerning the registration please contact info@sustainable-summer-school.org. Along with your application, please send a one-page cover letter (PDF) describing your motivation for the topic, and your academic or professional background.

Tuition and Accommodation Fees
500,- EUR for tuition and full-board accommodation.

Arrival and Departure Dates
Arrival: September 3rd, 2017, before 6 p.m.
Departure: September 10th, after breakfast.

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Schedule
all breakfasts, lunches and dinners will be held as group meals in order to strengthen the communication and foster the exchange.

Sunday, September 3rd
Arrival before 6 p.m.
First orientation, get-to-know
Forming the workshop groups

Monday, September 4th
Introduction to the current state of Smartphone Research by Wuppertal Institute

Tuesday, September 5th
Expert Day with renowned experts from research, corporations, humanitarian organizations, and civil society.

Wednesday, September 6th
Workshop sessions all day.
Evening Talk with Claudia Schmid, director of the documentary ?Voices of Violence” (2015), watching the documentary together.

Thursday, September 7th
Workshop sessions all day

Friday, September 8th
Workshop sessions all day

Saturday, September 9th
a.m.: Preparing the presentations of workshop results
p.m.: Presentation of the workshop results.
Farewell Party

Sunday, September 10th
Departure after breakfast

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