Backcasting and Design for Sustainable Social Practices

Wangel, Josefin and Mazé, Ramia and de Jong, Annelise and Höjer, Mattias (2012) Backcasting and Design for Sustainable Social Practices. In: Nordic Conference on Consumer Research, May 30- June 1, 2012, Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Policy and design are fundamentally about the future – about changing the course of individuals and communities, setting patterns for new actions and, in the case of sustainable development, steering toward preferred futures. This paper sets out to explore the theoretical and methodological basis for creating, understanding and representing sustainable futures in terms of altered practices of consumption, through the integration of futures studies, design epistemology and social practice theory. As an introduction to this exploration, we present these three perspectives and generate questions for discussion and future work.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
ID Code:5272
Deposited By:Ramia Maze
Deposited On:02 Aug 2012 12:55
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