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Dr Mona Nasseri

Programme Lead, MA Ecological Design Thinking

Mona has a background in craft and design. After doing an undergraduate degree in Craft and Material Culture at the University of Art, Tehran, Iran  she completed MDes and PhD in Design at the University of Dundee, Scotland. Her doctorate thesis is an exploration of the role of unmediated relationship with the environment in the evolution of human consciousness. Her aspiration is to reintroduce the embodied and relational qualities of craft practice into regenerative design processes, particularly in participatory approaches to Transition. 

Mona joined Schumacher College in 2014 and been involved in the delivery and development of the Ecological Design Thinking programme since its inception. Alongside her role on the EDT programme, she has been working with interdisciplinary teams on multiple projects in relation to the problem of soil erosion in East Africa. Her main responsibility is to engage local communities in co-designing pathways to change and ensure local problems are responded by local wisdoms.
She has authored and co-authored the following papers: