DESIS Otago was established in 2020, drawing on our experience of earlier research projects such as these, at the intersection of design, sustainability and social innovation.

Sounding photo


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Looks so good you could eat it


Socially responsible fashion

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Designing culinary experience

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Citizen Styled

Recycling IMG 1795


Caros SUNY Canton student work

Project-based learning

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Ceramic cups

Andrew Last bike

Keeping DIY alive

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Designing a sustainable future


Mix and match fashion