University of Vermont

Ecological Design Collaboratory

Calendar of Events

As the year unfolds, there will be many opportunities for the UVM-Burlington community to engage with the Ecological Design Collaboratory through a variety of workshops, presentations, and design competitions. The calendar is evolving and emerging, so check back regularly for details and updates!

Overall Timeline

Fall 2013

  • First round of NR 16: Ecological Citizenship course modules offered to students at GreenHouse RLC
  • Field trips to Shelburne Farms to source local building materials.
  • Tuesday, November 19th, 6:00pm-8:00pm: Official Opening of the EDC at GreenHouse
    • Guest Speakers: Felix Wai - Socially Engaged Ecological Design and Scott Carlson - Skills-Based Learning in Higher Education
    • Launch of the Living Place Design Competition: Creating a Community Crossroads for Ecological Design by students in the Catalyzing Ecological Design course at UVM.
    • Tour of the Ecological Design Collaboratory Workshop in located at GreenHouse RLC Room 9.
    • Art Walk and hors d'oeuvres with prints on display from Davis Te Selle and students from Susan Bray's Environmental Art course.
    • Open Space for collaborating with local designers, high schools, university staff and students.

January 2014

February 2014

Spring 2014

  • Second round of NR 16: Ecological Citizenship courses offered to students at GreenHouse RLC
  • Offering of a three-credit course featuring the forest-to-furniture design-build process
  • Culmination of the community design competition

Summer 2014

  • Offering of a three-credit course utilizing the outdoor courtyard workshop to build greenhouses from recycled materials for local organizations

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