- FORMAT: Distributed and hybrid.
- WHERE: Worldwide. Online and in-person in association with participating nodes globally & Fab Lab Network.
- LENGTH: 10 months. From October to July part-time.
- LANGUAGE: English.
- PRICE: 12.000 EUR.
A remote and on-site hybrid learning program focused on the intersection between design, technology, ecosystems, and communities to improve interspecies wellbeing.
About the program
The Master in Design for Distributed Innovation (MDDI) is a distributed learning program focused on the intersection of design, technology, ecosystems, and communities to improve interspecies wellbeing. It connects a global community of changemakers with local innovators in order to address complex challenges. Combining online and hands-on learning, it supports the development of the social and technical skills needed to develop projects for positive impact in local communities that aim for global transformational change.
A remote and on-site hybrid program
The MDDI presents the next frontier in global impact education. As a distributed program, students will experience a mix of online seminars with in-person mentorships and the production of physical prototypes in their local nodes. The program is structured in three modules of one trimester each, plus a final project implementation. Each module focuses on different levels of the Fab City Full Stack, across three tracks: Ecosystems, Communities, and Technology.
Creative industries & makers
Designers, makers, architects, urbanists, and artists who want to expand their knowledge by incorporating new design methodologies, technological skills, and theoretical arguments to deploy in their personal and professional projects sustainably.
Entrepreneurs, social innovators
Professionals from all areas wish to transform their ideas into social innovations or start their sustainable entrepreneurship by expanding their technical skills and design methods to become agents of positive change.
Government employees & NGOs
Professionals who are already making changes from inside in public services or non- governmental-organizations and want to accelerate the impact of policy by adopting an innovation culture.
MDDI ethical principles
Focused on supporting and developing local leadership to enable transformation at the local scale, while contributing to and learning from -and with- global networks.
Using design, technology, and innovation to address environmental and social challenges focusing on the stability of the planet.
Sharing global knowledge and applying it locally. Supported by the global Fab Lab Network and associated cities of Fab City Global Initiative. Realized through coordinated nodes hosting groups of students and tutors.
Inclusive and just
Recognising our global differences and learning from them. Promoting respect for diverse cultures, backgrounds, and worldviews.
International faculty and guests
Paulo Roberto Araujo Cruz Filho
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