United Designers Summits and Workshops

United Designers Summits and Workshops 

It’s time to get the combined efforts and skills of the many excellent designers and practitioners working as teams. This planet’s people need us and the influence of our expertise to extend far beyond our own watersheds and political boundaries. We need to work together with not only a common goal, but a mutually supported mission, language, and process. Working together we can accelerate our development as the key designers at home and across the world.

The United Designers summits are a gathering of designers/practitioners wishing to extend their skills and experience into higher professional practice. Attendees will develop a consistent process to complete designs with high quality presentation, confidence, and efficiency. This summit is for current and prospective members of our supporting organizations and those wishing to join the United Designers Co-op.  Attendees completing the summit workshops will join the cohesive teams of designers working on projects throughout the planet.


Professional Permaculture and  Digital Ecological Design

This is the foundation for professional permaculture and digital design. These sessions take you through the entire design process to develop higher skills for professional design services. Taught by Daniel Halsey, international ecological and agro-ecosystem designer and creator of the SouthWoods permaculture design process, teaches the course from real-life case studies, with intensive hands-on experience, and real-time assignments. Its an intense experience of skill building, design progression, studying ecological models, and the science to support your best design.

A six day plan will be supplied with a focus on:

  • Advanced Permaculture Strategies.
  • Applied Permaculture Principles in Ecological Design.
  • Advanced training in Adobe Illustrator with supplied digital resources.
  • Case studies from a diverse selection of sites and environments.
  • Special consideration for urban settings, farm settings, and homesteads.

MADRID, SPAIN
Professional Permaculture and Digital Ecological Design 

May 20 – 25, 2019   Sponsored by United Designers Espana Hosted by Designers Regina Cobo and Sara Garcia

 

 

Professional Permaculture and Digital Ecological Design

This is the foundation for professional permaculture and digital design. These sessions take you through the entire design process to develop higher skills for professional design services.

Taught by Daniel Halsey, international ecological and agro-ecosystem designer and creator of the SouthWoods permaculture design process, teaches the course from real-life case studies, with intensive hands-on experience, and real-time assignments.

Its an intense experience of skill building, design progression, studying ecological models, and the science to support your best design.

The course will be given in English.
All documentation will be in English.
After course completion a certification will be issued by Permaculture Research Institute USA.

Duration:
A 6-day course, from Monday to Friday, the class schedule being from 9:00 a.m. to 14:00 p.m. and from 15:00 p.m. to 17:00 p.m.
On Saturday, field day at Finca Magara (Permaculture and Analog Foresty Farm)

Location:
Edificio FITENI . Alba3 Bussiness center
C/ Anabel Segura 10 3ª planta.
28108 Alcobendas, Madrid

How to get there:
Metro station: Line 10. Stop: “La Moraleja” .10 min. walk
Bus: Line 159 from Plaza Castilla. Stop Avda. de la Vega

Course:
Professional Practices and the Ecological Design Process is a 6-day course that concentrates on professional practices and skill development. Although we will discuss client relationships, marketing, and accounting practices, we will emphasize each student developing a professional design process and presentation style.

Throughout the week, students will acquire the necessary tools and skills to function comfortably and smoothly in the process of digital designing with the Adobe Illustrator. The class will acquire hands on experience with design drawing, software, and data mining. Also, students will have 1-year free access to The Natural Capital™ Plant Database, a repository of plant information for ecological design, that provides a variety of design tools from searching for plants based on selected criteria to creating ecological analogs. Students will use on-line document access during and after the course.

 

 

 

A six-day plan with a focus on:

  1. Advanced Permaculture Strategies.
  2. Applied Permaculture Principles in Ecological Design.
  3. Advanced training in Adobe Illustrator with supplied digital resources.
  4. Case studies from a diverse selection of sites and environments.
  5. Special consideration for urban settings, farm settings, and homesteads.

     

 

 

Course Resources

  • Complete Design Process info in digital format.
  • Access to all design process files and documentation.
  • Site assessment documents, tables, and resource libraries.
  • One-year subscription to the Natural Capital Plant Database.
  • Exercises and practice sheets to develop design speed and experience.

 

Requisites for this course

  • Permaculture Design Certificate is not required
  • Laptop with Adobe Illustrator installed version 6.0 or later (free trial version lasts 7 days)
  • Basic knowledge of Office tools and PDF.
  • Free space on the hard disk. 

Fee and Registration

Payment system
Full Course

Advance deposit:

300€

Second payment:

600€

(must be paid before the first day of the course)

Early bird

 

850€

paid full

by

April 1, 2019

 

You can register via:
https://abantospermacultura.es/cursos/
or in:
https://www.jardinesforestales.com/en-gb/formacion

 

Conditions and Cancellation policy

  • We reserve the right to cancel the course for reasons beyond control.
  • Cancellations will be communicated one month before the beginning of the course.
  • The deposit is non-refundable unless the course is cancelled.
  • In the case of course cancellation, all payments made will be refunded to you in full.
  • If installment payments are not received on time, all participation and online support access will be suspended.

 

 

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Instructor and Lecturers

Daniel Halsey is a certified permaculture designer and teacher for the Permaculture Research Institute, Australia, director of PRI/USA, and board member of the Large-Scale Ecosystem Restoration Section of the International Society for Ecological Design.  Daniel has a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Minnesota in Temperate Climate Polyculture Design and a Master of Professional Studies in Horticulture. Dan’s studies and research focuses on ecological polycultures, natural capital, increasing carrying capacity, and woodland food systems. He has co-authored three books on sustainable design including Integrated Forest Gardening, 2014. He is hired nationally and internationally to design private homesteads, intentional communities, ecological restoration, and broad-acre farm transitions in Haiti, Lebanon, Costa Rica, Canada, across the United States, Alaska, Hawaii, in The United Kingdom, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, and The Netherlands.