Project REMA: The Regional Eco-materials Archive

Yu Hin Brian Lee (Corresponding Author), Chin Hong Leong

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This paper argues the emerging needs of incorporating regional eco-material archive in design education from the perspective of the constructivist point of view and active learning approaches. It is a critical reflection on the pedagogical development on sustainable product design education in School of Design, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU Design) since the 90’s. Action research method is carried out into the longitudinal reflective study in which the continuous refinement of the teaching approaches will be reviewed with the illustration of different types of cases and initiatives of the teaching and learning activities. The summary includes the recommendations of a framework to support active learning with physical eco-materials archive. It provides tactile information and material’s knowledge to the enrichment of the design exploration about the cycle of local resources, local production, local consumption, and local recycling.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDesigning Sustainability for All- Proceedings of the 3rd LeNS World Distributed Conference
EditorsMarcelo Ambrosio, Carlo Vezzoli
Place of PublicationItaly
ISBN (Electronic)978-88-95651-26-2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019


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