In 2021, Æther Studio partnered with the language department at ESME Sudria engineering school in Paris to improve engineering education. The joint project worked to achieve this by developing the inter-intrapersonal competencies and skills of students to meet new ecological and socio-economic indicators today.

During twelve sessions, students discovered a critical, innovative, and integrated approach to engineering and design. In collaboration with professor Curtis Young, Stephanie Carranza co-designed the course, entitled Critical Thinkers, which was divided into a two-part series. The first part of the course, taught by Young, focused on theory, whereby students embarked on a journey through language and how it is deployed. The second part of this course, taught by Carranza, was inspired by Ilexa Yardley and Brian Josephson’s The Circular Theory, exploring the universal relationship patterns between Science and Engineering through the lens of Art and Design.