<...You have hundreds of thousands of students being educated today, and they are not fully ecologically literate. They don't have a total grasp of the global situation we're facing, and what must happen next. And it's not just the students – their instructors aren't fully aware of this, either.
So we propose to do this in two ways. One is an immediate method, and one is a short-term method. The immediate method is well-defined: we will address every design school in the world, globally, and we will ask every instructor to add one sentence to every problem that they issue in their design studios. That's all we're asking them to do. We're not asking them to change the assignments – we're asking them to add one sentence.
That sentence is: “That the project be designed to engage the environment in a way that dramatically reduces or eliminates the need for fossil fuels.”
This will set off a chain reaction, globally, throughout the student population. Because what the students will do at the outset of a new assignment is they will research the issue. They'll then come back to the class with all the information they can find – and all the information, by the way, is available on the internet. They have access very, very quickly to this information. They'll then bring everyone else in that class, including the instructor, up to speed on the issues, the design strategies, and the technologies that are available and part of the design palette. Out of that, universities and professional studios will become instruments for transforming design.
If you bring creative problem-solving to the issue, many, many different ways of addressing the problem will come about – in ways we can't even imagine. And that's the beauty of making this change immediately.
We can then work on a systematic approach, between 2007 and 2010, to bring true ecological literacy to all the design schools.> Abstarct of an interview with Ed Mazria, 2007


Terza edizione: “Idee e progetti per la nuova qualità della città contemporanea”. Un’applicazione della Carta di Lipsia sulle città europee sostenibili a Reggio Calabria Facoltà di Architettura Università Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, dal 27 settembre al 4 ottobre 2010.
Il progetto ONDA SU ONDA di Scrofani Davide, Mirabella Vincenzo, Francone Giuseppe, laureandi in Architettura presso l’Università degli studi di Roma La Sapienza –Prima Facoltà di architettura Ludovico Quaroni, è risultato vincitore del 1° premio, ed esposto alla Biennale di Venezia.




Laboratorio di Progettazione IV 2007-'08 -prof. Rosalba Belibani
Facoltà di Architettura Ludovico Quaroni - Roma Sapienza
Impianti arch. Paolo Candidi - Tecnologie per l'igiene edilizia e ambientale arch. Simone Bernardini
Collaboratori arch. Paolo Rossi, arch. Sara Palmieri, arch. Delia G. Martino, arch. Simone Di Benedetto, arch. Antonino Di Raimo