LeNSes

LeNSes is a multi-polar Network for curricula and lifelong learning capacity development focused on System Design for Sustainable Energy for All. It is a 3 year project (Oct 2013 - Oct 2016) funded by the European Commission (ACP-EU Edulink II), involving 3 design schools in Europe and 4 in Africa. LeNSes is an action of human resources and curriculum development, aiming at the promotion of a new generation of designers (and design educators) capable to e ectively contribute to the transition towards a sustainable energy for all society. LeNSes ambitions to promote a new shared and articulated disciplinary ground on System Design for Sustainable Energy for all focused on Sustainable Product-Service System (S.PSS) and Distributed Renewable Energy (DRE) models, through a series of exchange activities and pilot courses at the partner institutions.

LeNSes will produce an open learning e-package, a modular package of teaching materials (texts, slide shows, audio, video, etc.) and tools for designers that design educators worldwide will be able to download (free of charge), modify/remix and reuse (copy left). LeNSes will also promote a series of diffusion activities targeting the design community worldwide.

 For more info please contact LeNSes partners:


POLITECNICO DI MILANO UNIVERSITY, DESIGN Department, Italy (Coordinator)
Carlo Vezzoli (project head) Management team: Elisa Bacchetti; Emanuela Delfino; Fiammetta Costa 

DELFT UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, Industrial Design Engineering, Delft, The Netherlands
Jan Carel Diehl 

BRUNEL UNIVERSITY, School of Engineering & Design, London, United Kingdom
Fabrizio Ceschin 

UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI, Nairobi, Kenya
Lilac Osanjo 

UNIVERSITY OF BOTSWANA, Gaborone, Botswana
Richie Moalosi (UB team coordinator)
Paulson Letsholo (UB project manager)

MAKERERE UNIVERSITY, Kampala, Uganda
Venny Nakazibwe (MAK team coordinator) 
Mary Suzan Abbo (MAK project manager)

CAPE PENINSULA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY, Cape Town, South Africa 
Mugendi M Rithaa (CPUT team coordinator)
Andrea Broom (CPUT project manager)