Sustainable Talk at the Sustainable Design School, Nice with Creavan

On the 18th of December 2o18, we were honored to be hosted at the “SDS” Sustainable Design School - Nice, France.

We conducted two types of activities:

A- Future Cities and Urban Design

Discussion with Rawad Abou Zaki.

In this discussion many important questions were raised , concerning the future of cities and human kind in general.

Rawad starts by presenting to the students what is Creavan and the reason he founded it.

Then he followed up by challenging them to answer some important questions that people don’t really take the time to think of.

Such as

  1. What is really sustainability and why do we need it?

  2. What is beauty and why it used to follow rules and now follows personal taste?

  3. How do you see the future, and what makes a vision certain?

  4. Why do we create, and how to impact?

  5. Who are nomads, and where are they in our future.

“ I am interested in what the students have to say more than their interest in me” Rawad continues ;” I needed to find a way to provoke their creativity, in order to start imagining a different reality than what they are always taught to do. To some extent I guess it was a success. I felt their positive energy and interest in what I am building. This to me is outstanding. Some even started designing the interior of the caravan without even asking them to, others left me gifts and notes for the tour! It was such a blessing!!”

Sustainability in the Jewelry Industry

Presentation by Giada Giachino

As many concerns are raised concerning the moral and environmental ethics in the jewelry industry , Giachino investigates different business approaches to sustainability as a solution.

From the impact of diamond and gold mining to the labor exploitation and use of materials from endangered species, the lecture questions whether sustainability is more than a marketing tool for brands, and what are the future chances for a conscious understanding of jewelry.

Main topics raised during the presentation:

1. Sustainability in Jewelry DESIGN

2. Sustainability in Jewelry MARKET

3. Sustainability and innovation

4. Business models and marketing tools.

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