Marius Conti

QIJ 1 117.08 (EPFL Innovation Park J)
Station 22
1015 Lausanne

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Teaching & PhD


Humanities and Social Sciences Program


Design, futures and society

This course gathers EPFL and UNIL students in a combined approach of foresight and design. In interdisciplinary teams, participants explore our society possible futures and question their relationship to the present time through the creation of an artefact.

Design for sustainability I

Design for Sustainability takes the participants through practical concepts, tools and processes to propose design solutions that aim to improve the co-existence of humans, preserve biodiversity, and life-supporting systems. It integrates environmental, economic, social and cultural dimensions.

The course explores approaches at different levels (material, product, product-service sys

Design for sustainability II

This course explores and practices some of the fundamental tools of designing for sustainability with a focus on the sustainability, desirability, and economic viability of solutions.