A must read for any designer or people working within sustainable product design and particularly in textile industry. Introduction to the following approaches and frameworks for product design in the sustainable era.
In 1970, we were hippies, experimented with drugs that could open our minds and somehow make us change the world to a better place. We ate vegetarian food was against the war, nuclear weapons, acid rain and got stickers on a Volkswagen van back window saying no war and peace & love. My hair was long; worn out, and brown corduroy flared and white tunica from Greece.
Applying system thinking as an approach to sustainable design is the last post in a series discussing the different framework and approaches to sustainable design. A complex society with many different challenges for the near future demands a framework that puts complexity into a simpler way of doing things than before. Find out how!
21st centuries seek restorative solutions for the planet. The sustainable design process needs to seek to be restorative of the planet rather than destructive, reverse impacts, eliminate externalities and increase natural capital by supporting the biophysical functions provided for by nature. Read more.
Design with nature discusses the Permaculture design framework. Nature is not served by rigid laws, but by rhythmical, reciprocal processes, this must be kept in mind. We need to re-discover cycles, pulsation and subtler transmissions of nature energies that actually science took away because of its materialistically based methodology