Every experience enacted and undergone modiﬁes the one who acts and undergoes, while this modiﬁcation affects, whether we wish it or not, the quality of subsequent experiences. For it is a somewhat different person who enters into them.
- Dewey (2015:35)
The aim of our research program is to foster social resilience by focusing on transforming practices and societies. We do so by designing and evaluating in complex socio-technical systems.
Projects & Publications
01 Dec 2022
TransFabriC - Institute of Circular Transfabrication
TransFabriC - Institute of Circular Transfabrication materializes the ambition of the National Conservatory of Arts and Crafts to accompany the development of social and citizen practices for the emergence of a social, solidarity and circular economy (SSCE). The aim is to create an operating eco-system, training courses and a research program, together capable of bringing about the emergence of an ESSC that meets the historical missions of the CNAM.
05 Nov 2021
Education as a transforming practice: designing together for complex, sustainable living
Hummels, C.C.M., & Lévy, P. (2021). Education as a transforming practice: designing together for complex, sustainable living. In Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design 2021 Symposium, RSD10. Delft, The Netherlands.
21 Oct 2021
Designing for Transforming Practices: Maps and Journeys
Trotto, A., Hummels, C.C.M., Levy, P., Peeters, J.P.A., van der Veen, R., Yoo, D., Johansson, M., Smith, M.L., & van der Zwan, S. (2021). Designing for Transforming Practices: Maps and Journeys. Eindhoven: Technische Universiteit Eindhoven.
26 Apr 2020
Transforming Practices squad
Transforming Practices (TP) considers the transformations of our societies, dealing with major societal issues, local challenges for social resilience, or everyday activities, as well as their interrelations. Envisioning transformative practices, we question through designing the how, who, why and what of design for these major societal issues.
23 Sep 2019
Design research and innovation framework for transformative practices
Hummels, C., Trotto, A., Peeters, J., Lévy, P., Alves Lino, J. & Klooster, S. (2019). Design research and innovation framework for transformative practices. In Strategy for change (pp. 52-76). Glasgow, UK: Glasgow Caledonian University. ISBN: 978-972-789-482-6
03 Sep 2019
In this Design Fiction project, several potential healthcare futures are explored in a collaboration between Philips Design, Eindhoven University of Technology, Design Academy Eindhoven, and Frank Kolkman.
10 Sep 2013
Matter of transformation, designing an alternative tomorrow inspired by phenomenology
Hummels, C., & Lévy, P. (2013). Matter of Transformation: Designing an Alternative Tomorrow Inspired by Phenomenology. Interactions, 20(6), 42–49. https://doi.org/10.1145/2533713