Tuesday, July 20, 2010

First course in eco-sustainable jewellery design

The Politecnico di Milano has announced that it will conduct its first-ever international course in eco-sustainable jewellery design from March 14 to March 19, 2011. The course is being organised in cooperation with CIBJO and the World Jewellery Confederation Education Foundation (WJCEF), which is the body established by CIBJO to advance the principles of Corporate Social Responsibility in the jewellery industry.
"What do we mean when we say 'eco-sustainable jewellery'?" said Professor Alba Cappellieri, who is in charge of the curriculum at the Politecnico di Milano 's Interdisciplinary School of Design. "We refer to jewellery that promotes both social and environmental sustainability. That means it complies with the principle that it meets the needs of the present generation without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This is prerequisite that we developed together with CIBJO and WJCEF, which are the only bodies in the international jewellery sector to be formally affiliated to the development programme of the United Nations."
The course will be conducted in English at the Politecnico di Milano's POLI.design campus in Milan. It will include two parts, with the first dealing with the theory of eco-sustainable jewellery (7 hours) and the second part being a hands-on workshop (28 hours). Instruction will be provide by lecturers from the design department of the Politecnico di Milano and world renowned experts in sustainable jewellery design, who will work together with the students on their practical assignments.
A maximum of 30students will be admitted to the course, and attendance will be mandatory in order to graduate.
Applicants for the course should be first and second level graduates holding a high school-level diploma from an art school or goldsmith institute, as well as professional jewellers wishing to specialize in eco-sustainable jewellery design. Candidates will be accepted following an evaluation by the acceptance committee of their professional curriculum vitae (CV).
The cost of the eco-sustainable jewellery design € 1,000 plus 20 percent VAT. Number of scholarships will be available, and in order to apply for one candidates should email their application forms and CVs to formazione@polidesign.net at the Politecnico di Milano by October 30, 2010.
Founded in 1863, the Politecnico di Milano is the oldest university in Milan. With about 38,000 students, it the largest technical university in Italy.
For more information about the eco-sustainable jewellery design, please contact:
Ufficio Coordinamento Formazione
Via Durando 38/a_20158 Milano, Italy
Tel: +39 02 2399 7275
Fax: +39 02 2399 7217
Email: formazione@polidesign.net
Website: www.polidesign.net

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