The project was developed and led by ICIS (Karen Blincoe and Alastair Fuad-Luke). The other partners were: SERI Germany e.V., Sustainable Europe Research Institute, Cologne, Germany, BEDA, Bureau of European Design Associations, Brussels, Belgium, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK, Academy of Fine Arts, Poznan, Poland.
The resulting paper (see pdf below) was written by Karen Blincoe, Alastair Fuad-Luk, Joachim Spangenberg, Michael Thomson, Dag Holmgren, Karin Jaschke, Tom Ainsworth, Bogumila Jung, and Karolina Tylka. The paper outlines the background, evolution and outcomes from the project which included a set of core principles, SCALES, diverse resources, an evolving Teaching & Learning landscape of ’pods’ (the Podscape), new student projects, and more. DEEDS embraced a platform of mutual learning by engaging diverse members of the design communities, with various actors and stakeholders to create a participatory platform for embedding ’sustainability into design and design into sustainability’. The paper has since its publication in 2013 been downloaded numerous times by design educators, students and designers around the world.