Disc* (Design & Innovation for Sustainable Cities) at Berkeley

  • CA

About Us

Disc* (Design & Innovation for Sustainable Cities) is an intensive five-week program that exposes current college students to the challenges of global urbanization and empowers them with the tools and expertise necessary to craft innovative design-based solutions for the urban environment.

Guided by UC Berkeley faculty, Bay Area urbanists, designers, makers, and entrepreneurs, Disc* students will learn how to confront some of the most pressing challenges of global urbanization using innovative people-centered design. Through design and digital fabrication studio sessions, lectures and talks, demos and workshops, field work and site visits, students will have the opportunity to develop and test their own creative ideas while working with some of the most forward-thinking researchers and practitioners from the Bay Area design community. Disc* graduates will have a strong understanding of the present and the future of the global urbanization process, a broad toolkit to tackle its urgent demands, as well as compelling artifacts for their academic portfolio.