Sustainist Design Guide

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Sustainist Design Guide

How Sharing, Localism, Connectedness and Proportionality Are Creating a New Agenda for Social Design

Social innovation is experiencing a resurgence at a time when cultural boundaries are shifting. A wave of new social initiatives is coming into view worldwide, where millions of dedicated people are beginning to “design” different kinds of living environments that are more collaborative, more socially just, and more sustainable. This movement is what this Sustainist Design Guide is all about. As the authors say: “It is no longer a matter of designing for society, but within it. ”This exploratory guide travels the new landscape of social design thinking and practice, viewed through the lens of sustainism – a perspective that is seen as a new ethos for design.

The Sustainist Design Guide presents an agenda for social innovation, based on values such as sharing, connectedness, localism and proportionality, as well as sustainability. It challenges us to transform these and other sustainist qualities into design criteria and include them in our design briefs.

The Sustainist Design Guide maps out best practices and explores how designers can become more socially and ecologically responsible. It opens the debate on what it means to be “sustainist designers”.

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Including 12 changemaking cases, ranging from urban farming and crowdsourced public architecture to collaborative crafts.

Tim Brown, CEO and President of design and innovation consulting firm IDEO:“Sustainism will drive the creativity of the twenty-first century”

Computer Art Congress Brazil

                                                                            September 1 – 3    Rio de Janeiro

 

Interview with brazilian designer Marcio Dupont

Formación Gráfica

Spanish Interview at Formación Gráfica site from Peru.

Visit: FG

Brazilian Designer Aloisio Magalhães

Brazilian designer Aloisio Magalhães was ahead of his time, he was the first to create brands for brazilian companies.

Visionary, he believed design was a fundamental element for the country progress and he dedicated part of his life to work design as a political-cultural element.

Below the pictures of the Exposition in São Paulo, Brazil.

If you are a graphic designer, brand designer, he is the right person to start a “brazilian design exploration”. Also search for Alexandre Wollner.

Design Events in Bombay India

As designers we are always looking to United States, Europe and we forgot that Design is also happening in countries like India.


National workshop: ‘Expo CD – 2014′

– 21st, 22nd, 23rd August 2014 at IDC IIT, Bombay

                                                               

National workshop: ‘Expo PDi – 2014′

– 25th, 26th, 27th September 2014 at IDC IIT, Bombay



National workshop: ‘Expo Signage Design – 2014′
– 16th, 17th, 18th October 2014 at IDC IIT Bombay



National workshop: ‘Expo infoDesign – 2014′

– 20th, 21st, 22nd November 2014 at IDC IIT, Bombay

India HCI 2014
– 7th, 8th, 9th November 2014 at IIT, Delhi (supported by IDC)




Typography Day 2015′
- 7th, 8th, 9th March 2015 at IDC IIT, Bombay

 

MORE INDIAN DESIGN AT IDC

 

 

Design Learning Network

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Design Learning Network

The ultimate goal of the Design Learning Network is to collaborate with members and international partners to create effective and sustainable design learning links between primary, secondary, and higher education students and teachers on a global scale.

The Design Learning Network offers K-12 educators and their students opportunities to embrace design as a “pedagogical” approach to teaching and learning best practices – our goal is for students to learn how to become confident and creative problem-solvers, take ownership of their learning, and make good choices.

The overarching objective of the network is to create a wide cross-section of disciplines to engage in meaningful design learning experiences within a network of activities such as design learning challenges, workshops, and symposiums, along with dynamic online communications and collaborations.

Grounded in an action research approach, the aim of the network’s efforts is to mindfully enhance overall educational experiences for all educators and students involved.

VISIT AT: DESIGN LEARNING NETWORK

Aloisio Magalhães no Itau Cultural em SP

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If you are here in São Paulo in August, you MUST visit the exposition of the finest brazilian designer ever: Aloisio Magalhães at Itaú Cultural – Avenida Paulista.

More about him at: ALOISIO MAGALHÃES WORDPRESS

O design dificilmente é visto como uma prática associada a todos os campos da atividade humana. Aloisio Magalhães em suas realizações defendeu ativamente a necessidade vital do design a serviço da comunidade. Além de seu pioneirismo nesse campo, dirigiu seu pensamento e suas ações ao desenvolvimento do Brasil, assim como – por meio de sua visão política – propôs uma nova maneira de mapear e entender a cultura do país. Tendo em vista sua atuação marcante, fazendo conviver a autoridade e o artista, Aloisio Magalhães é o homenageado da 19ª edição do programa Ocupação, que acontece entre 26 de julho e 24 de agosto, no Itaú Cultural.
A exposição, que conta com a curadoria de João de Souza Leite, se desenvolve em três tempos que contemplam os diversos momentos pelos quais passou Aloisio Magalhães, o trabalho como artista plástico, como designer e como formulador de políticas públicas na área da cultura. Nascido no Recife, aos 18 anos – na Faculdade de Direito – era apontado como uma das melhores promessas da nova geração de artistas plásticos de Pernambuco. Ainda na universidade, produziu cenários e figurinos para as peças do Teatro do Estudante de Pernambuco (TEP), como Otelo (1951), de Shakespeare, e Bodas de Sangue (1955), de García Lorca.
 

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