Ekaterina Markelova and Athan Bloom
Duration // Schedule
Basic / Intermediate
Dates may be modified and courses may be canceled depending on the evolution of the pandemic.
Designers and engineers have the opportunity to infuse sustainability concepts into modern lives through the products they create. Sustainable design seeks to minimize negative impacts on the environment and the health following the principle “do not harm” or “zero impact”. The basic objectives of sustainability are to reduce consumption of non-renewable resources, minimize waste and decrease its toxicity. So that the key environmental pillars are the air, water, and land.
However, following the scientific framework of Planetary Boundaries, it is evident that humanity already overpassed the natural biocapacity of the planet for self-regeneration. Therefore, it is important to move beyond sustainable design towards regenerative one. The design that follows the concept “create to regenerate” while creating a “positive impact” to the health and environment. In this case, typical environmental pillars shall be supplemented by an additional parameter of resonant frequencies.
Understanding that every material can reach the resonance, unlocks hidden opportunities for regenerative design at low-cost and less force applied. You will experience that resonance phenomena occur with all types of vibrations or waves: sound, colors, water and different materials. Creators need to increase their understanding of a holistic biosphere functioning in order to produce truly sustainable and regenerative designs.
It's time to act and consciously design products in resonance with the environment and health.
You may also be interested in the well-being master programme (Design for One Health).
- To apply an Eco-Design Wheel to upgrade the “design as usual” into a sustainable one.
- To address the limitations of sustainable design and move forward to regenerative design.
- To comprehend the role of resonant frequencies in design and technologies (e.g., application of Nano Bell to create Resonant Water).
- To develop the framework for sustainable & regenerative designs enhanced via resonance
Dr. Ekaterina Markelova is a certified educator at National Geographic with a profound scientific background in the field of biogeochemistry. She is a professor of Environment & Sustainability and a director of International Sustainable Business Strategies School at Samara University in Russia.
Ekaterina is an open-minded explorer developing quantum water science for biosphere sustainability. She applies her skills and knowledge in resonant frequencies to go beyond sustainability towards regenerative designs. She has a double Ph.D. in Earth, Environment & Universe from the universities in Canada and France. She is currently the lead scientist on the water at Nanoresonance Institute and a sustainability advisor for start-up companies. Science communication and application is one of her interests to contribute to sustainable and regenerative designs of the future.
Athan Bloom is the Chief Executive Officer of Nanoresonance Industries. He represents over 20 years of research and patented technologies applied to large-scale government, municipal and environmental projects. He has over a decade of experience in developing On-Demand Hydrogen technology, advanced water treatment, and solutions utilizing technologies based on applied physics. Today, he is driven by the understanding that these technologies create a foundation to provide unequaled solutions for a sustainable environment in harmony with nature.