Quick Pitch

Most design and architecture schools, and design firms, contain one or two people who are ready to make a fundamental transition to a new kind of design – one that creates social value without destroying natural and human assets.

Xskool is for them. For you.

Xskool is the germ of an idea: a professional development programme for mid-career designers, architects and design professors. The idea is to equip you with the ideas, skills and connections you need to help your organization change course and engage with the restorative economy that is now emerging.

Participants in Xskool will ideally be sponsored; the idea is to transform design organizations and communities, not just the individual. Xskool is not another sustainable design course.

The content, form, and business model of Xschool will emerge during a series of discussions during 2011 – in Europe, the US and India – that will include potential students and partners of Xskool. As soon as is feasible, we will start doing pilots.

Our objective is to grow a programme that is distributed, so that people do not have to travel long distances to take part; affordable in all regions; and easily scalable.

Xskool will be a collaboration with with existing courses and projects where the new practices that design needs to learn are already being pioneered.

This website describes the germs of an idea. It is not a blueprint. To be determined during the coming months are: how Xskool would work; for whom; where; and who would pay what.

Doors of Perception will co-ordinate this design phase, but the business and ownership model of Xschool remains an open question.