Lab for Sustainable Design Strategies

Greenlab, an institution of the design departments at weißensee academy of art berlin, links projects at the academy with practical research and the worlds of business and industry with the goal of developing and inspiring concepts for sustainable and ecological products and services. This research-oriented cooperation is aimed at developing new concepts that pay attention to ecological, social, and cultural needs, and realizing them with the use of design methods and strategies. Greenlab was founded by professors Dr. Zane Berzina, Susanne Schwarz-Raacke, and Heike Selmer.

The goals of greenlab are:

  • to inform students and the public about existing concepts and strategies for sustainability, as well as sustainable products

  • to inspire and foster developments in this field through practice-oriented research and design methods

  • to examine critically sustainable design in the context of ecology, economy, society, and culture

  • to create innovative und integrated solutions through an interdisciplinary approach


weißensee kunsthochschule berlin
Bühringstraße 20
13086 Berlin