Latitudes is the first global educational network that puts design at the heart of how we tackle global climate change. Using crowd-sourcing methodology the latitudes network aims to connect people in different climatic regions, sharing ideas in order to innovate in the field of environmental design. The network is led by a ‘design- led thinking’ approach which includes social dimensions and policy options for addressing climate change as well as built environment solutions.
The network is composed by innovative tools and software that allows us to create a ‘global classroom’ with real-time interactions and screen mirroring. These include a web application, a mobile app and an expanding network of smart rooms that allow students to share design ideas via HD video conferencing. Our expanding network of partner universities are based in different latitudes around the world, including Rovaniemi, Tromsø, London, Sao Paulo, Kuala Lumpur, Bologna, Istanbul, Ankara, Delhi, Chennai, and most recently the Maldives and Cartagena.