We see people as agents for change, understand information as transformative and envision the future as sustainable.
Climate change, population growth and unsustainable infrastructures are expected to alter the water cycle. The situation will worsen because of increased droughts, flood risks and extreme weather conditions which pose a serious threat for the survive.
GIVE A SHIT is an interdisciplinary awareness-raising platform and action focusing on sustainable urban water management and sanitation in cities. We advocate for technological innovation and social reorganization to happen simultaneously.
We focus on circular sustainable premises: REDUCING our ecological footprint and waste of resources (water and RES); REUSING water within our daily lives through the implementation of innovative infrastructures; RECOVERING resources of drinkable water from alternative sources.
We use qualitative and quantitative methods – using applicable projects based on ethnography and scientific research engaging society with different creative narrative practices to give quality responses on necessary change
We use ARTIVISM (art + activism) to raise public awareness and social involvement.
With help of EDUCATION we inform and empower future generations for a sustainable future through interactive workshops, open discussions and hands-on science events.
We provide CONSULTATION services to bridge the gap between what science knows, research outcomes shows and what society, business and industry need.
We scientifically RESEARCH and observe existing phenomena/needs/issues close to society, considering their socio-cultural background and local context as a differentiating factor.
We offer a wide range of services. Co-creating solutions together with clients and end-users inside of an interdisciplinary team is our main feature.
We are a multidisciplinary TEAM who GIVE A SHIT about real things. We collaborate with different professionals and partners to develop innovative SYSTEMIC SOLUTIONS to accelerate the transition to a more sustainable future
Lorenzo Scodeller, Product and Visual designer, works on sustainable design since 2014.
Co-founder of Os Italianos Design, a collective dedicated to the creation of upcycle products made from leftover materials and produced by local craftsmen or companies. This business model, based on the principles of circular economy, was awarded into the "Architecture & Design" category of the “Creative Industries Nacional award" contest. Since 2017 works independently in Lisbon.
Laura Korčulanin is a design anthropologist, water toilet advocate and founder of Give a Shit project based in Portugal. She is working as an independent consultant experienced in business and industry (BaurTechnology; Roca) and collaborating with municipalities (Municipality of Lisbon (CML); MOMS Slovenia) and non-governmental organisations (Sustainable Energy Youth Network). Currently she is a professor and PhD student at Design faculty IADE - UE.
Mario Rui Fernandes is responsible for the production of the events within the Give a Shit project. He is a professional coach and facilitator using innovative and creative methods for the personal empowerment (The Way of Council, Mindfullness) on individual and team level (YouMenKind: Homem Círculo; Red Cross Portugal project). He has fifteen years of professional experience in the commercialization and construction of innovative water and plumbing systems (Vipifer Lda.).
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