Design futuring: sustainability, ethics, and new practice

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Berg, Dec 15, 2008 - Architecture - 278 pages
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Sustainability is now a buzzword both among professionals and scholars. However, though climate change and resource depletion are now widely recognized by business as major challenges, and while new practices like "green design" have emerged, efforts towards change remain weak and fragmented. Exposing these limitations, Design Futuring systematically presents ideas and methods for Design as an expanded ethical and professional practice. Design Futuring argues that responding to ethical, political, social and ecological concerns now requires a new type of practice which recognizes design's importance in overcoming a world made unsustainable. Illustrated throughout with international case material, Design Futuring presents the author's ground-breaking ideas in a coherent framework, focusing specifically on the ways in which concerns for ethics and sustainability can change the practice of Design for the twenty-first century.  Design Futuring--a pathfinding text for the new era--extends far beyond Design courses and professional practice and will be invaluable also to students and practitioners of Architecture, the Creative Arts, Business and Management.

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Contents

Rethinking the Context and Practice of Design
17
Unpacking Futuring The Self Community Culture and Ethics
109
Methods of Change 1 Platforming Return Briefs and New Teams
125
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Tony Fry is a director of the sustainment consultancy Team D/E/S and Adjunct Professor of  Design at Griffith University and Queensland College of Art. He has taught and lectured  internationally and is author of Remakings: Ecology, Design, Philosophy and A New Design  Philosophy: an Introduction to Defuturing, among many other works.

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