Call-to-Apply - Designing for Socio-Ecological Transformation – Workshop Series Part 2

How can we best achieve a sustainable model for living? This question will be tackled by 25 designers and changemakers from across India, in the second series of the workshop supported by Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) India Office, concept partner - The Eco-Logical Foundation and hosting partner - Been There Doon That

Socio-Ecological Transformation in visuals - Training Series 2018

BTIs and networking exercise - Training Series 2018

Tools and techniques - Training Series 2018

The workshops on Designing for Socio-Ecological Transformation is an ongoing series exploring the idea of transforming self to transform society, for sustainable living. 

The participants will go through a series of three residential workshops of three days each, spread over three months. They will be introduced to a new methodology on designing for sustainability called the Transformational Capacity Development Program or TCDP.

For details on the previous workshop series (2018) visit

and follow this visual journey event Experiencing Change through Change Makers.

This being an experiential learning process that will introduce a series of interconnected tools, it is important for participants to commit to participating fully in all days of the workshop process. To be able to benefit fully from the process, the participants also have to commit to taking part in inter-session practice work (between each workshop) through Triad Calls, totalling approximately 2 hours per month.

Each participant will also undertake a Breakthrough Initiative (BTI) to enable her/ him to practice the tools that s/he learns during the workshops in the everyday work context. A BTI is usually around a systemic challenge that the person is trying to address in her/ his everyday professional context. 

How to achieve all these? How can designers make a difference? How to change systems? How to design transformative interventions? These and many other questions will be answered by the group themselves with facilitation from Ms. Gulan Kripalani (LinkedIn profile). 

Workshop date: July 19th to 21st, August 16th to 18th, September 13th to 15th 2019

Workshop locationTarab Ling Institute, Asthal, P.O. Maldevta, Maldevta-Raipur Road, Dehradun – 248001, Uttrakhand, India. Timings for the workshop will be shared closer to the date.


Who can apply

If you are a designer in fashion, furniture, graphics, etc. or an architect, planner, urbanist or a change maker or anyone committed to and engaged in building a sustainable and socially just planet, then this is the right training for you. 

Age, gender, nationality no bar.


How to apply

The Fees for the full workshop process is Rs 15,000/- per participant. A limited number of scholarships are available so please do not hesitate to get in touch with us if you want to be considered for a scholarship.

Please complete the application form by 30th June 2019 and submit it by email as a doc file attachment to pinaki.r(at)

The participants will undergo a selection process based on their submission. 


Contact details

Pinaki Roy, Trustee, The Eco Logical Foundation, India, pinaki.r(at)

Lokesh Ohri,  Founder, Been There Doon That, India, lokesh_ohri(at) 

Mandvi Kulshreshtha, Adviser, Socio-Ecological Transformation, FES India Office, mandvi.kulshrestha(at)



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