Human Ecology final presentations, Fall 2013

members of Transition Mar Vista get ready for student presentations
This year the sophomore required course of the Sustainability Minor, Human Ecology taught by Elektra Grant as part of the Creative Action program, has been working with Transition Mar Vista, a “grassroots group on the west side of Los Angeles, with the vision of guiding our community from oil dependency to local resilience.” On December 10th students, faculty and visitors from Transition Mar Vista gathered for a Pot Luck Dinner followed by the students’ final presentations.

pot luck dinner for Human Ecology class

The proposed Pachamama Babies  are cute plush characters, one for each of the five elements. Each are made of recycled t-shirts and open up into re-useable bags.
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Students from Fashion Design, Digital Media, Advertising Design and Architecture/Landscape/Interiors collaborated on a redesign of the Transition Mar Vista Garden and proposed a range of educational workshops and activities to enliven the space.2013-12-10 19.51.182013-12-10 19.58.532013-12-10 20.00.18

Product Design, Architecture/Landscape/Interiors, and Digital Media students collaborated on the Pop-Up Tea Stand to promote healing properties of organic teas.  2013-12-10 20.32.462013-12-10 20.31.592013-12-10 20.34.04

And last but not least, students from Architecture/Landscapes/Interiors and Toy Design collaborated on a proposal for After-School Educational programs to teach K-12 students about sustainable 2013-12-10 20.43.392013-12-10 20.46.512013-12-10 20.48.22