The etymology and definition of ecology contain aspects of house, of relationships, of the living environment and of systems. We will engage with all of these concepts in this course. Design thinking is a form of systems thinking, in which many variables and scales, requirements and ideas interact to form a coherent whole. We will ask WHY a lot. We will ask WHY a lot. We will discover ways to confront difficult truths, negotiate contradictions, and still be an effective advocate and change agent.