Visual and Material Culture: Course

Small is Beautiful

Kantor Ruth, Semester L, Sunday, 09:30-15:00
Persov Elad, Semester L, Sunday, 09:30-15:00
Eco design in technological startupsGroundbreaking Environmental Design in Technology EntrepreneurshipThis course will focus on acquiring interdisciplinary environmental knowledge that lays in the range from green building to product development. The students will work closely with business Incubators in order to collaborate with environmental start-ups and to make design values and thinking more accessible. The course will combine tours to multiple business incubators and guest lectures of investors and entrepreneurs. As part of the course’s practical training, student will meet with environmental ventures at their early stages and will explore practical methods of empowering design values for these ventures. In addition, Bezalel students might receive the chance to participate as entrepreneurs and to promote further their own concepts and ideas. The goal of this course is to expose the students to practical applications of design based on sustainability values in the field of technological entrepreneurship, while collaborating between interdisciplinary groups of students and ventures at their early stage.The students will learn:• Sustainable design• Business aspects of design in the high-tech industry• Practical tools of innovation management• Acquaintance with emerging technology fields