EcoSys Overview

Ecologies and Systems (EcoSys)


Medialab, Taideteollinen korkeakoulu

This 5-day workshop process aims to focus on ecologies and systems in project/ process design and management, inviting participants to bring a project/process to conceptually expand, develop, unpack and adjust.

Different interpretations of system ecologies, eco-system management, sustainability, and permaculture will be introduced, collectively discussed, researched, and conceptually applied to that which is selected or brought to the workshop context.

The workshop week, facillitated by Andrew Paterson, operates more like a think-tank, reflecting upon personal experience and the term 'environmental awareness', to include social, cultural, urban, natural and media/digital relations.

Research and expanded individual/collective project/process models will be presented at the end of the week.



EcoSys Session 01
EcoSys Session 02
EcoSys Session 03
EcoSys Session 04
EcoSys Session 05
EcoSys Session 06


Learning outcomes

Students will learn about eco-systems from a variety of different perspectives, and go through a steps of imagining how it might relate or apply to their own project/processual work.

Students will critically analyse the expanded network relations in different projects; gaining an understanding of the various social, cultural, economical and participatory influences on community organisation and development in environmentally-conscious projects.

The pedagogical structure is designed to encourage a reflective practice, engaging with one's own work or a project/process particularly self-motivating to research.


Study mode

The course consists of dialogical seminar discussions, with reflective 'unpacking' sessions of example projects, both individually and collectively. One day of the week (Thursday) will involve working without the teacher.


5 Day Schedule

Day 1: 9:15 - 16:00 (3rd Floor Lecture room)
Day 2: 9:15 - 16:00 (3rd Floor Lecture room)
Day 3: 9:15 - 16:00 (3rd Floor Lecture room)
Day 4: 9:15 - 16:00 (3rd Floor Lecture room)

More detail: EcoSys Workshop


Activity ID

(for week 12-16.01.2009 : Medialab 1700)

name: Ecologies and Systems
teacher: Andrew Paterson
credits_min: 3 ECTS


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