Curious about Biomimicry?

If you follow any of our program’s social media, you’ve almost certainly heard of biomimicry, as it is an integral part of what our students learn. It’s inspiring to read about, and even more inspiring to practice! If you’re curious about biomimicry and would like to give it a go, you’re in luck! We’re offering

FREE: Is Sustainable Design for you?

For many people, 2021 brings hope for a better future. For some of you, 2021 brings a new commit to helping create that better future! If you’re that kind of person, you might be wondering if our fully MA in Sustainable Design program might represent that commitment. If so, please join us online next Tuesday 16

I really care. Do you?

As an Education Partner and Board member of ISSP, I’ve been doing a deep dive into the ISSP-SA Study Guide. Even after years of being in the profession, I’m still finding the contents fascinating and enlightening.  One well-known concept that jumped out at me recently is externalities.  In the Study Guide you’ll find: As noted

Tap into “The Promise of Biomimicry”

If you’re reading this, you’ve no doubt heard of biomimicry, innovation inspired by nature. You may also know that the promise of biomimicry is “resilient design for a climate impacted world”.  If not, you’ll enjoy the short film “The Promise of Biomimicry”, created by The Biomimicry Institute and Tree Media. MCAD’s MA in Sustainable Design program

Jobs for a Sustainable Future

In last week’s blog, Education for a Sustainable Future, I said that the promise of new or increased revenue-generating opportunities is not why most people join the program. Though this is true, it is also true that the future of opportunities for people trained in sustainable design is promising. What trends are happening in the

What’s your big idea?

“If we continue living as though we are separate from the natural world, we cannot overcome the complex environmental crises we face.” This is the problem that Ashley French, one of our MA in Sustainable Design students, is considering tackling for her thesis project. Like all of our students, she has a big idea and

All In: The Future of Business Leadership

As a lead up to Sustainable Brands conference SB’18 , students, alumni, and faculty of our MA in Sustainable Design program interviewed selected speakers — leaders in corporate sustainability initiatives.  In this blog we share our interview with David Grayson, Professor Emeritus, Cranfield School of Management, University of Cambridge. David Grayson is working to inspire the best in


“Let’s redesign everything!”

Aoife Fahey is a recent graduate of MCAD’s MA in Sustainable Design Program.  Aoife lives in Copenhagen, Denmark.   What attracted you to MCAD’s MA in Sustainable Design program? The Biomimicry module. I wanted to learn more about Biomimicry and after doing Cindy Gilbert’s MOOC I learned about the MCAD MASD. She told me that a lot

Thinking of grad school?

JOIN THIS FREE ONLINE EVENT! Prospective Grad Students!  Join this free Online Admissions Event this Friday November 30th, 6 am – 5 pm (ET).  The Virtual Fair is free to all interested students. Meet with Art, Design & Film Graduate Programs — including MCAD! Click here to learn more and register: NPDA Grad School Online Portfolio Day &

We’ve got it backwards

Envision this familiar scenario:  You’re listening to someone passionately presenting their idea for a radically innovative sustainable design. The presentation concludes, obligatory applause follows, and then the floor is opened for Q&A. What usually happens next? What kind of a questions or comments do you expect to hear, or are expected to make yourself? If

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