ArkDes is part of Sustainordic, a Nordic network for the development of sustainable production and consumption.
The purpose of the Sustainordic network is to gather and distribute good examples of sustainable production and consumption in the Nordic countries and abroad.
Sustainordic has also produced a common Nordic manifesto based on target number 12 in Agenda 2030, to “ensure sustainable consumption and production trends” and has compiled twelve underlying sub-targets that can be linked to ongoing Nordic architecture and design projects where the expressed objective involves sustainability.
The network was established in 2015 when a number of Nordic organisations within architecture and design joined forces to reinforce their cross-border collaboration via a formalised partnership, with jointly defined visions and goals for collaboration.
Network partners include ArkDes and Form/Design Center in Sweden, in addition to Aalto University in Finland, DogA in Norway, Dansk Design Center and Iceland Design Centre.
ArkDes and Form/Design Center in Malmö took the initiative for and are project owners for Sustainordic. ArkDes is the administrative body for the project.
Sustainordic has been financed by the Nordic Council of Ministers.