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Criticality meets sustainability: Constructing critical practices in design research for sustainability

Mazé, Ramia (2008) Criticality meets sustainability: Constructing critical practices in design research for sustainability. In: Changing the Change: Design, Visions, Proposals and Tools: Proceedings, 10-12 July 2008, Turin, Italy.

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Abstract

Sustainability requires a wider awareness of the changing conditions for design today – rather than focused solely on preserving nature or conserving energy, per se, this opens up for challenging assumptions about relations between design and society and for constructing new forms of critical practice. Tracing tendencies in conceptual and (post)critical design, this paper argues for further developing the critical discourse within design today and design research as an important arena for extending the ideological and artifactual production of such discourse to users and stakeholders. In relation to my own experiences within the Static! and Switch! design research programs, these perspective are anchored in conceptual, operational, and practical examples of critical practices applied in the area of energy awareness.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Allemandi Conference Press. ISBN: 978-88-422-1670-4.
ID Code:3407
Deposited By:Ramia Maze
Deposited On:13 Aug 2008
Last Modified:14 Nov 2013 14:46

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