Assignment 3

Assignment 3 will be published on March 1. t  3
Week 34 -35   (Aug 20- Aug 31 )


Assignment 3 (with a summary of 1 & 2) This work is done at a distance. Assignment 3 is submitted digitally for examination. Latest date to submit final assignment for grading is, August 28.

Background; Assignment 1 – summary: Guided by ideas in your background reading, you explored and mapped the assets in your own local area: its key people, locations, activities & ecological systems. You indicated how key actors and assets are connected to each other – or not: people and places for growing food, preparing, consuming, running enterprises. You may also have explained which infrastructures and systems are involved, and how they work. You indicated how connections between actors and places might be added, or improved, by design. You were asked to include a tweet (including hashtags) to be used to launch the poster.

Assignment 2 – summary: Our workshop week together in Hjulsjo – you had experience working with a partner on their live project. You explored the qualities of a place in a group and, reflectively, on your own. You were introduced in talks to some of the other city-rural connections now emerging. You experienced how the stages on this journey are shaped coherently by Theory U. In preparing a meal collaboratively you helped enact a live prototype enriched by haptic qualities. You took part in different meal experiences with course participants, partners and the village folk.


Assignment 3 – you should create a TEXT document and a POSTER that complement each other in addressing the following points:
– review the different kinds of city-rural reconnections you have learned about and tell us which of these might inform your own work going forward.

– describe the most valuable practical lessons you have learned during the workshop week;

– tell us which inspirations, methods or solutions you will use in future work;

– reflect on your own contribution to the collaboration process in a real life situation, and say which skills and capabilities you feel you need to develop for the future – such as self-awareness, ecological empathy, connecting with new people, managing multiple types of information, and so on.

– identify capabilities and knowledge of others you can imagine you will need to connect with in your future work.


Put your name on the TEXT and POSTER: surname (ex: “Thackara”). Export POSTER to PDF.Email the TEXT and PDF to – DUE by email Aug 28 17:00 CET


The work consists of:

–  Write a reflection (500- 800 words) 

–   Create a A3 poster with text and imagery.

–  The assignments are submitted digitally for examination.

–  Latest date to send in Assignment 3 – is Aug 25




This work is about your own reflection over the week workshop at Hjulsjö.  It is about your insight into how you understand your partner(s), the group work your team has compiled and the methods / design processes you have used in collaborating with partners. Since assignment 3 is to be completed individually and at a distance this is your chance to  work creatively and critically for a longer term sustainable future for better food systems!

Students work at their own pace, submitting Assignment 3 on the due date.
The work consists of:

–  Document the Workshop Week

–  Write a reflection (500- 800 words)

–   Create a A3 poster with text and imagery.

–  The assignments are submitted digitally for examination.

–  Latest date to send in Assignment 3 – is Aug 28

Some examples of the posters from Xskool students.

The process:

Each student reviews and reflects on proposals developed in the workshop week by all the groups

 refining these according to their own perspective, skills and long­‐term interests.

Communicate the following on a A3 poster that synthesize documentation from your group work combing images, prototypes and text.

Write a 500-800 word reflection. Recall your ‘key terms’ from Assignment 1 – what is relevant now, what have your learned? Use your written reflection to highlight the creative and critical aspects of the Workshop Week. What do you propose? What inspirations, methods or solutions would take forward into future work?

Consider the aesthetic expression of your visual imagery and prototypes so they communicate both on 1) an immediate level that captures the attention of the audience and also on 2) a deeper level so you deliver a complex yet clear message that can inspire a sustainable way for working with food systems.

Point our some of  the links and references that have helped shape your concepts,  images and prototypes.

This poster should demonstrate your ability to reflect on how the work can be continued in the longer term way that show creative and critical relevance to design and sustainability.

Put your name on the A3 poster.

Make the A3 into a PDF file labeled with your surname (for example “Maze.PDF”)


Assignment 3

Submit Assignment 3 Please make sure to compress all of your files into a single ZIP file before you upload them.


Submit Photos from Hjulsjö Please make sure to compress all of your photos into a single ZIP file before you upload them.