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Design Activism

Author : Alastair Fuad-Luke
ISBN : 9781136568473
Genre : Architecture
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Design academics and practitioners are facing a multiplicity of challenges in a dynamic, complex, world moving faster than the current design paradigm which is largely tied to the values and imperatives of commercial enterprise. Current education and practice need to evolve to ensure that the discipline of design meets sustainability drivers and equips students, teachers and professionals for the near-future. New approaches, methods and tools are urgently required as sustainability expands the context for design and what it means to be a 'designer'. Design activists, who comprise a diverse range of designers, teachers and other actors, are setting new ambitions for design. They seek to fundamentally challenge how, where and when design can catalyse positive impacts to address sustainability. They are also challenging who can utilise the power of the design process. To date, examination of contemporary and emergent design activism is poorly represented in the literature. This book will provide a rigorous exploration of design activism that will re-vitalise the design debate and provide a solid platform for students, teachers, design professionals and other disciplines interested in transformative (design) activism. Design Activism provides a comprehensive study of contemporary and emergent design activism. This activism has a dual aim - to make positive impacts towards more sustainable ways of living and working; and to challenge and reinvigorate design praxis,. It will collate, synthesise and analyse design activist approaches, processes, methods, tools and inspirational examples/outcomes from disparate sources and, in doing so, will create a specific canon of work to illuminate contemporary design discourse. Design Activism reveals the power of design for positive social and environmental change, design with a central activist role in the sustainability challenge. Inspired by past design activists and set against the context of global-local tensions, expressions of design activism are mapped. The nature of contemporary design activism is explored, from individual/collective action to the infrastructure that supports it generating powerful participatory design approaches, a diverse toolbox and inspirational outcomes. This is design as a political and social act, design to enable adaptive societal capacity for co-futuring.

Designing Activism

Author : What Design Can Do
ISBN : OCLC:1058719568
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‘Designing Activism’, WDCD’s fourth publication, presents 31 designers from all corners of the world who metaphorically climb the barricades to fight for equality, social justice, plastic recycling, peace, or wellbeing. Among them Bas Timmer, inventor of the Sheltersuit for the homeless, Russian illustrator Victoria Lomasko, author of the book ‘Other Russia’, and Indian photographer Sujatro Ghosh who campaigned for women’s emancipation with a series of photos of women wearing a cow’s mask.Other designers featured in the book are Ekene Ijeoma (US), Ronny Edry (Israel), Sunny Dolat (Kenya), Kacey Wong (Hong Kong), Panmela Castro (Brazil) and Edel Rodriguez (USA). All the portraits and project descriptions together form an impressive display of positive action by designers and other creative spirits. The collection of stories is a convincing argument for the impact design can have on society.Or, as activist architect Cameron Sinclair puts it: ‘Design isn’t only about aesthetics, it’s about problem solving and we have a planet plagued with problems.’ Hence the call to all designers: ‘Stand up and design!’

Architecture And Design Versus Consumerism

Author : Ann Thorpe
ISBN : 9781849713566
Genre : ARCHITECTURE
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There is mounting evidence that ever-increasing consumption in the developed world is leading us down a path to ecological collapse, and doing our society no favours. Design and architecture are often willing accomplices in consolidating the deep social and political problems of spiralling consumption. But how does sustainable consumption affect design, and what role can design play in bringing about change? Designing De-growth argues that, rather than being a threat to design, an absolute decline in material consumption offers up a huge range...

The Design Activist S Handbook

Author : Noah Scalin
ISBN : 9781440329777
Genre : Design
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We Want You! Will you join the ranks of design activists? Doing good is too important to think of as work better left to those fictitious "other" designers. People more famous. More talented. More connected. Richer. Younger. Braver. (Insert your own mental roadblock here.) In truth, anyone can be a design activist. It just starts with a commitment to yourself and your values. A commitment to making conscious choices and realizing how all the decisions you make as a graphic designer affect other people and the planet. It's about being awake instead of sliding by with the way things always have been done. This book is for every graphic designer who's ever sat at a computer, thinking: Is this it? Isn't there more? It's a tool to help you figure out how to start making a difference and making a living at the same time--no matter where you live and work right now. Just open this book and we'll help you start walking in the right direction. It doesn't have to be perfect. Little actions from a lot of people add up to big change. This isn't a contest about who's the greenest or the most radical. It's a movement, and we're inviting you to join right now.

Design And Activism

Author : Tom Bieling
ISBN : 8869772411
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This is a book about how the worlds of design and activism (could) inspire each other. As Design and its conceptual, functional, aesthetic, speculative and interventional concepts inevitably affect our lives, it often actively interferes in common definitions, understandings and opinion making, which offers opportunities for ideological engagement (in a good or in a bad sense). The book focuses on theories and practices related to the role of Design in terms of addressing, provoking and creating political discourse. Starting from traditional forms of protest, visual languages of resistance, to new forms of digital participation, this will help us to better understand the rituals, structures and meanings of design activism in history and the present, clarifying that design is intrinsically social and supremely political. And it shall help us to derive arguments and examples for the transformative potential of future design (and) activism.

Expanding Architecture

Author : Bryan Bell
ISBN : 1933045787
Genre : Architecture
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Expanding Architecture presents a new generation of creative design carried out in the service of the greater public and the greater good. Questioning how design can improve daily lives, editors Bryan Bell and Katie Wakeford map an emerging geography of architectural activism that is rich in its diversity of approaches. More than thirty essays by practicing architects and designers, urban and community planners, historians, landscape architects, environmental designers, and members of other fields present recent work from around the world that suggests the countless ways that design can address issues of social justice, allow individuals and communities to plan and celebrate their own lives, and serve a much larger percentage of the population than it has in the past.

Design For Sustainable Change

Author : Anne Chick
ISBN : 9782940411306
Genre : Business & Economics
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Sustainability is an increasingly vital subject for all kinds of designers, whether they work in industrial design, graphic design or architecture. This book clearly explains the key issues and debates to allow students and practitioners to adapt and integrate them into their own working practices. "Design for Sustainable Change"explores how design thinking and design-led entrepreneurship can address the sustainability agenda. It examines how the processes of design provide methodologies for driving sustainable change in businesses, organizations and society more generally. Throughout the book, Anne Chick and Paul Micklethwaite present debates around design and sustainability and the integration of the two. In-depth international case studies and interviews put the theories discussed into a real-world context. Sustainability is an increasingly vital subject for all kinds of designers, whether they work in industrial design, graphic design or architecture. This book clearly explains the key issues and debates to allow students and practitioners to adapt and integrate them into their own working practices. "Design for Sustainable Change"explores how design thinking and design-led entrepreneurship can address the sustainability agenda. It examines how the processes of design provide methodologies for driving sustainable change in businesses, organizations and society more generally. Throughout the book, Anne Chick and Paul Micklethwaite present debates around design and sustainability and the integration of the two. In-depth international case studies and interviews put the theories discussed into a real-world context.

Designers Visionaries And Other Stories

Author : Jonathan Chapman
ISBN : 9781849770965
Genre : Architecture
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Designers, Visionaries and Other Stories unpacks the complex and crucial debates surrounding sustainable design to deliver a compelling manifesto for change, at a time of looming ecological crisis, mounting environmental legislation and limited progress. This is a book about sustainable design, by the leading sustainable design thinkers, for creative practitioners, professionals, students and academics. This challenging work provides the reader with a rich resource of future visions, critical propositions, creative ideas and design strategies for working towards a sustainable tomorrow, today.The authors boldly present alternative understandings of sustainable design, to curate a challenging, sometimes uncomfortable and always provocative, collection of essays by some of the world�s leading sustainable design thinkers. The result is an impacting and polemical anthology that reinvigorates the culture of critique that, in previous years, has empowered design with the qualities of social, environmental and economic revolution.

Designing Activism

Author : Billy Nolan
ISBN : 9082388634
Genre : Design
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'Designing Activism', WDCD's fourth publication, presents 31 designers from all corners of the world who metaphorically climb the barricades to fight for equality, social justice, plastic recycling, peace, or wellbeing. Among them Bas Timmer, inventor of the Sheltersuit for the homeless, Russian illustrator Victoria Lomasko, author of the book 'Other Russia', and Indian photographer Sujatro Ghosh who campaigned for women's emancipation with a series of photos of women wearing a cow's mask.Other designers featured in the book are Ekene Ijeoma (US), Ronny Edry (Israel), Sunny Dolat (Kenya), Kacey Wong (Hong Kong), Panmela Castro (Brazil) and Edel Rodriguez (USA). All the portraits and project descriptions together form an impressive display of positive action by designers and other creative spirits. The collection of stories is a convincing argument for the impact design can have on society.Or, as activist architect Cameron Sinclair puts it: 'Design isn't only about aesthetics, it's about problem solving and we have a planet plagued with problems.' Hence the call to all designers: 'Stand up and design!' -- Website.

Design Issues

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ISBN : MINN:31951P011862070
Genre : Architectural design
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