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Zofia Pietrowicz

2D/3D Designer, Freelance in Detroit, MI

Sustainability is a Lifestyle, Not a Diet

PRESENTED ON APR 30, 2019
IN DETROIT @ VOL 37

Zofia Pietrowicz is a senior at Lawrence Technological University, where she will graduate later this month in May, 2019. While the focus of her studies has been that of multi-disciplinary design, all of her focus circles around the idea of sustainability.

She believes that to design sustainably, there are three pillars to be considered: The people, the products, and the system itself.

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Cross-Generation Sustainability

BY THEO EDMONDS
@ VOL 14 ON OCT 16, 2014

Theo Edmonds of I.D.E.A.S. 40203 discusses the new framework for rehabilitationg neighborhoods through arts and education in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Multidimensional Sustainability

BY NAOMI C. HANAKATA
@ VOL 127 ON JUL 29, 2015

"Truth is, sustainability can only ever be a wish, or a hypothesis. It can never be a definition of a product, or a design, or even a city and why? Because first to know whether or not something is sustainable it actually takes some time so we can observe whether or not that prediction holds true."

Architect, Planner, Researcher, Consultant … Idealist and Futurist, Naomi C. Hanakata from FUTURE CITIES LAB, ETH Zurich in Singapore explores the notions of sustainability and our shared future on earth, by first taking a step back from the now ever so ubiquitous and increasingly hollow word itself in an effort to persuade us to re-imagine the idea for a truly better future together. Hanakata touches on a multi dimensional sustainability index that would allow humanity to make decisions based on a more holistic and comprehensive idea of sustainability.

This presentation looks far forward and runs deep and positions us to better tackle the challenges of a shared future.

This was "Presentation of the Day" on Friday, August 27th, 2015. 

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Designing Personal Sustainability

BY LISA HEMINGWAY
@ VOL 3 ON JAN 30, 2016

“When I first started, I became busy so quickly but I learned busy doesn't mean happy. I had no time to do the creative work I had been hired to do, let alone any personal projects, volunteer work or on some days even eat or sleep. People told me oh you're busy that's so great! but this kind of busy was making me miserable.”

In Designing Personal Sustainability from PechaKucha Night Nanaimo’s 3rd Volume Speaker Lisa Hemingway talks us through her journey of applying principles of sustainability into her personal life. A collaborative creative consultant with a focus on sustainable design, she provides useful advice in how to sustain yourself when you work on your own. After all, when you're your own boss, your most important employee is yourself.

This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Wednesday, February 24th, 2016. 

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Unraveling Sustainability

BY FLORENCE MICOUD
@ VOL 1 ON NOV 11, 2016

Florence Micoud - She defined sustainability in a way that is real and understandable for everyone. She also described the language, the processes and tools that facilitate action so that we may work together for effective and desirable change.

https://aimatsustainability.org

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Tracking and Measuring Sustainability

BY JAMES MCBENNETT
@ VOL 22 ON NOV 16, 2016

How can we accuratly measure sustainablity?

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Permaculture

BY THADDEUS CATES
@ VOL 4 ON MAR 02, 2017

Thaddeus Cates gives an overview of Permanent Agriculture.

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My Favorite City :  Singapore through the lens of Architecture and Sustainability

BY SZUE HANN TAN
@ ACA 18 TOKYO DESIGN TALK, POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA ON SEP 11, 2018

Tan Szue Hann, SIA and Chairman of ACYA Head introduces the history of Singapore and shares some of distinctive design projects from overground to underground across the city. 

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Climate Change & Environmental Sustainability: Armenia's Challenges and Opportunities

BY IRINA GHAPLANYAN
@ VOL 26 ON SEP 28, 2018

Irina Ghaplanyan discusses Climate Change & Environmental Sustainability: Armenia's Challenges and Opportunities.