In Redesign, we create something new from something old. This class is based on "One man's trash is another man's treasure". In Redesign, we learn to see possibilities in what might look like garbage. It is fun to make chairs out of used car tires, lamps out of wine bottles, or scrunchies out of old curtains. Students have made a bird feeder from a beautiful cup, coloured clothes with onion shells, or created toolbelts from a pair of old jeans.
In this class, we learn to use sewing machines, glue guns, power tools, and even electrical tools. Students are encouraged to propose their own projects. We also discuss how to find inspiration for potential projects and how to get no-cost reclaimed materials. Redesign is scheduled during the winter term.
Rebecca Kaagh Nordbo
Rebecca teaches Green Entrepreneurship and Permaculture. She dreams of making Vestjyllands Hojskole the best school in the world to explore sustainability. Through her classes, she provides students with tools to make their ideas a reality. She is a graduate of kaospilot - an international education focusing on project management, entrepreneurship, and conceptual development. Rebecca is passionate about creating a green society. In her classes, she challenges her students to explore what systems make society unsustainable and what changes can fix these issues!
Rebecca previously started Cyanidhaven in Aarhus, an experimental laboratory for low-tech DIY solutions that transformed a contaminated area into a green oasis. In addition, she has been a co-founder of the Zero Waste Denmark Association, who worked towards a society without waste promoting the circular economy.
Permaculture and edible crops cultivation are among Rebecca's great passions. She has regularly hosted workshops and lectures on seed collection, composting, and kitchen gardens. She hopes to give others the confidence, courage, and conviction to make sustainable changes at home. Rebecca also has been a regular part of the editorial board of Sustain Daily, a web magazine about everyday sustainability. With the philosophy "Nobody Can Do Everything, But Everyone Can Do Something", Rebecca focuses on how each of us can use our skills to create a better world.