3H Summer School

Auroville Green Practices (AGP) Summer School program is an initiative using Auroville and its outstanding experience in sustainable living as a platform for learning and personal growth for students from around the world.

The program serves as an experimental and cross-disciplinary design laboratory connecting core human values, design theory, ideation and on-site building application around the selected lead theme From Cradle to Cradle; Building for Responsible Consumption.

The aim is to train a new generation of environmental stewards that are capable of connecting hands (capacity), head (system thinking) and heart (personal strength).

  • Learning transformative leadership principles
  • Learning practices to ground their work in a shared vision of equality and justice
  • Experiencing cross cultural learning
  • Experiencing a project lifecycle
  • Gaining design experience with locally available building material
  • Hands-on site experience
  • Learning to design projects, transform existing systems and build for sustainable change and human well being.


The event is planned for a limited capacity of about 25 people. Expected participants are students of architecture, engineering, design, communication or young professionals from all over the world. No prior knowledge of sustainable building design is required. Come with an open mind and lots of enthusiasm!


Besides designing and building a Bazaar and its eco-system, students will get exposure to the following topics: transformative leadership principles, system thinking, from cradle to cradle approach, climate responsive design, vernacular architecture, earth as building material, biological waste water treatment, sustainable water management, ecological landscaping, renewable energy systems and energy efficiency, ecological sanitation, urban agriculture, organic farming, social entrepreneurship, sustainable waste management, alternative education, complementary currencies, project planning and management.

Sponsor/exhibitor contact

Shefali Mendon
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