The program is taught by Jean-Paul Close

and curated by Jashan Sippy and Dr. Francesca Zampollo


We all need food every day to live. That is why we consider it a core human value, a basic need, not a commodity for trade or speculation. We hence cannot delegate this value to big enterprises and political structures at the expense of our food securities, our environment and planet. This course is about taking back this basic responsibility in the complexity of our current societal reality.


10 units

A journey of transformation made of 10 different units are released one each month, the last one being on April 2023.

self-paced learning

Videos lessons for you to manage your time based on your needs.

interactive learning

1 on 1 sessions with your teacher and the OSFD team to work on your project, and group sessions for shared learing.

Program at a Glance


  1. (July 2022) Think differently: Inspiration from Uganda 
  2. (Aug 2022) Regional development: Inspiration from a tree
  3. (Sept 2022) Food forests: Multilayered productivity
  4. (Oct 2022) City farming:Aquaponics and more applied technologies
  5. (Nov 2022) Food entrepreneurs: Local case studies
  6. (Dec 2022) City farming: Citizen’s engagement 
  7. (Jan 2023) Health and food: Part 1
  8. (Feb 2023) Health and food: Part 2
  9. (Mar 2023) New food: On our plate in 2030
  10. (Apr 2023) The New Mindset: Integral redesign of society

What will you find in this program?


Dealing directly with food makes us aware of the living world of nature, its nutritive values, our dependence as a species on our collaboration with nature, and how we can create modern food resilience in a regenerative way without destroying our habitat.

We can also learn how institutions and governments become instruments in this new mindset and challenge in order to produce the required transformation.

We will even look at how this affects the design of cities, the recovery of landscapes, and the integral evolution of our health and safety.

What's Included:


Over a span of 10 months, you will learn, share and put valuable insights into action through a combination of varied formats and learning modalities. Each month you will dive deep into a specific topic, exploring best practices from around the world, as outlined above. The learning process includes: 

LIVE SESSIONS

  • Monthly interactions with Jean Paul
  • Learning from an expert panel of practicing professionals
  • Opportunities to exchange opinions with other students
  • Directions to act on trigger questions and course challenges

ONLINE LEARNING

  • Recorded material to help you dive deeper into know-how, processes, and best practises
  • Opportunities to perform tasks, case studies, live projects, and individual + group tasks including interactive knowledge sharing
  • Access to expert interviews, further reading material, and relevant contemporary news
  • Participatory learning and sharing
  • Downloadable worksheets and resources

PERSONAL FEEDBACK AND DEVELOPMENT:

  • 5 x 1-1 sessions with Jean-Paul Close
  • 5 x 1-1 sessions with the OSFD Team including Dr. Francesca Zampollo 

GROUP LEARNING SESSIONS:

  • 5 x group sessions with your peers over 10 months span, including
  • 3 x sessions with Jean Paul
  • 2 x workshops with the OSFD Team including Dr. Francesca Zampollo

RESOURCES SHIPPED TO YOUR DOORSTEPS (globally):

  • Paperback copy of FDzeeN: Art, Culture, and Design for Sustainable Food Systems Issue 01 - Democratizing Food by Food Design Nation
  • Food Design Thinking: Thoughts for Food cards toolkit
  • A personalized letter, addressed to you, by OSFD founder Dr. Francesca Zampollo and Director Jashan Sippy

What You'll Learn


  • Once you accept the mindset explained in this course, your way of looking at reality will transform forever.
  • This is the first step needed to develop creativity in a complex world of transformation and applied innovation.
  • You will look differently at your own function in society, whether entrepreneurial, civil servant, alderman, architect.
  • Practicing with this new mindset opens new doors and opportunities, especially if more people in your environment start sharing this mindset.
  • You will be equipped with the knowledge and resources to implement best practices uncovered during this program
  • You will gain deep insights and knowhow into contemporary and upcoming food tech, food systems, and business models
  • On completion of this program, you will receive a certification or diploma of realization with international internship opportunities
  • You will also have plenty of opportunities to visit various food initiatives across the EU and Africa.

Choose your path

_______ 307 USD*

  • 10 different units released monthly Recorded material
  • Access to interactive knowledge sharing platform
  • Downloadable resources
  • Access until July 2023
  • Certificate of Completion

_______ 907 USD*

  • 10 different units released monthly Recorded material
  • Access to interactive knowledge sharing platform
  • Downloadable resources
  • Access until July 2023
  • 5 x 1-1 sessions with Jean-Paul Close
  • 5 x 1-1 sessions with the OSFD Team including Dr. Francesca Zampollo
  • Certificate of Participation

_______ 1707 USD*

  • 10 different units released monthly Recorded material
  • Access to interactive knowledge sharing platform
  • Downloadable resources
  • Access until July 2023
  • 5 x 1-1 sessions with Jean-Paul Close
  • 5 x 1-1 sessions with the OSFD Team including Dr. Francesca Zampollo
  • 5 x group sessions with your peers over 10 months span, including 3 x sessions with Jean Paul and 2 x workshops with the OSFD Team including Dr. Francesca Zampollo
  • Paperback copy of FDzeeN: Art, Culture, and Design for Sustainable Food Systems Issue 01 - Democratizing Food by Food Design Nation
  • Food Design Thinking toolkit: Thoughts for Food cards
  • A personalized letter, addressed to you, by OSFD founder Dr. Francesca Zampollo and Director Jashan Sippy
  • Diploma of Realization
*Excluding VAT

Give the Gift of Food Design JOY


In the spirit of building a true community, looking after one another, learning from one another, and growing together, you have the opportunity of gifting someone else the possibility to enroll in an OSFD course.


For every course gifted the OSFD will match it.


At checkout you will have the opportunity of adding a GIFT to your order.


Because we all have something to teach and something to learn. Thank you for helping us spread the Food Design JOY.

Background


Our current societal system, including the availability of our food as a basic need, is based on financial, not natural human, ethics.

The effects of this system have been disastrous for our planet and also for our health expectations as a human species. We have made ourselves dependent on the self interests of large enterprises and political structures, relinquishing our own responsibilities in the field of such important issues such as our basic needs or our health and safety.

Climate issues, inequality, global pollution, destruction of landscapes, food manipulation, fossil fuel based production and distribution, are all issues that cannot be solved with the same mindset that causes them and makes them grow to dangerous, even lethal proportions.

The new mindset is to recover our responsibility and become locally resilient through self sufficiency and creating regenerative processes.

This transition in mindset starts with ourselves and gradually involves our neighbors, governments, local enterprises, science, etc. This is all happening already and is growing.

This course is designed to help you start or grow your initiative, set up communities, use technologies, share expertise, etc. 

Meet your teacher

Hi, I’m Jean-Paul Close


After his university studies (Math, computer science and international business) Jean-Paul developed a mixed career between entrepreneurship and top level executive positions in multinationals. The birth of his first daughter and his condition as a single father after his divorce, made him aware of the core human values that we stand for as parents for our offspring. It surprised him that those values, necessary for sustainable human progress, were pushed away in our systematized society format based on financial dependencies. He decided to define those core natural human values as a shared human and institutional responsibility and create a society vision that is now referred to as Sustainocracy (Sustainable human progress and Democracy). Those universal key values are: health, safety, co-creation, awareness and our basic needs (food, water, air and warmth). Sustainocracy is being implemented in a growing number of municipalities for regional development.

From the perspective of food as an essential value for our sustainable evolution as a species (just like water, air and warmth), Jean Paul created FRE2SH. FRE2SH is to be seen as a local, regional and global community that experiments together with growing insights about regional food self sufficiency, participation and shared resilience. FRE2SH is purely based on partnerships connected to the common higher purpose of taking our responsibility for food for all in close relationship and cooperation with nature and, wherever necessary, applying technology and science to ensure abundance without pollution, destruction. or speculative manipulation of resources.

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Frequently Asked Questions


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This program is a collaboration between the Online School of Food Design Design, Stir Foundation, and FRE2SH Community.