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Ecuador 2018

Ecuador 2018

Date: Februaruy 18-25th, 2018

Location: Ecuador

Application deadline: Nov. 24, 12 p.m.

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed on Nov. 27. 

Ecuador would like to have a week with you.

Explore the heritage of indigenous communities and their agricultural wealth. Discover the environmental and cultural context of the majestic Andes and deep Amazon. Investigate how social entrepreneurship and design drive social and environmental factors - departing from and celebrating local traditions - to enact sustainable lifestyles. Experience Ecuador with SSES.

This adventure invites you to explore the Andean and Amazonian landscape, agricultural traditions and culture, together with local organizations and communities. Address key challenges in achieving the SDG targets by creating concepts and scenarios for social and environmental innovation.

Still wondering what Pachamama is? Apply today for a chance to find out!

Scholarships covering course fees, travels and accommodation included.


Martín Avila

Centre Director, Konstfack

Center Director

Martín Avila is a designer, researcher and Senior Lecturer in Design for Sustainable Development at Konstfack in Stockholm, Sweden. Martin obtained a PhD in design from HDK (School of Design and Crafts) in Gothenburg, Sweden, and has published his thesis entitled Devices. On Hospitality, Hostility and Design (2012). The PhD work was awarded the 2012 prize for design research by the The Swedish Faculty for Design Research and Research Education. His postdoctoral project Symbiotic tactics (2013-2016) has been the first of its kind to be financed by the Swedish Research Council. See also

Emelie Ekblad

Associate Faculty

Social Entrepreneur and Strategic Advisor

Emelie Ekblad is a Social Entrepreneur, Strategic Advisor, Mentor and frequent Speaker on topics of Sustainable Business Model Innovation, Conscious Business, Personal Growth and Entrepreneurship.

Emelie’s experience ranges Leadership Team positions in Corporate, Startup as well as Non-profit contexts. Moreover, she has founded businesses and organizations with presences across Asia, Africa, Middle East, Central and South America. For more info, see: