Category Archives: sustainable design

Design Harvesting with Full Grown

Full Grown Ltd grows trees into shapes. Initially concentrating on furniture production like chairs, tables.

It´s one of the design futures and connects many concepts like circular economy, sustainability, biomimetics.

How far are we from growing our environment and all the possible objects?

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THE FIRST SHOE MADE FROM CHEWING GUM

The soles of these shoes are made from recycled chewing gum
from the streets of Amsterdam.

In the Netherlands 1.5 million kilos of gum ends up on the street every year.
Making it the second most common litter after cigarettes.

By buying these shoes you contribute to the solution, by wearing them you show your support.

Design + Territory

DESIGNA 2018 – International Conference on Design Research
November 29-30 . FAL-UBI . Covilhã . Portugal

DESIGN + TERRITORY

DESIGNA celebrates its 7th edition in 2018, choosing to promote the debate and provide visibility to the ongoing research regarding the connection between Design and Territory, as well as its multiple and complex dimensions.

Design not only interacts with Territory, but it can also be one of the latter’s crucial transformation agents, due to the sizable and significant part it plays in the appreciation of local resources and contribution to identify and reveal the history, culture and predicates of communities where several of the products and services it projects are, in fact, generated.

Regardless, Design’s role understandably pivots around the conceptual innovation and renovation of products, production procedures, communication strategies and overall services associated with general goods. Thus, its focus could actually be quite efficient when altering the perception which distinct agents from a certain value chain may nurture about the potential of very diverse territories, particularly through its ability to integrate different scopes of human activity, from agriculture to tourism, craftsmanship to science, gastronomy to the industry.

Contemporary Design and the myriad of knowledge and values it encompasses may easily facilitate the dialogue, as well as integrate and explore multiple dimensions from historically underestimated individuals and communities, both locally and within more cosmopolitan spheres.

Design changes people’s lives, alters routines, shifts expectations, opens markets and, most of all, has the ability to – through the thought and projectual action that defines its practices – connect production’s several dimensions with the ones from distribution and fruition, as much in a local as in a global scale, bestowing them with a cultural purport.

Also, it is in concrete territories that transformation opportunities are created, through the development of actions and projects that are able to answer, from bottom up and in a participated manner, to the complex issues and restraints emerging from the operative social-economical models with an increasingly hegemonic propensity.

Design can undoubtedly contribute to build alternatives there. On the other hand, the duo Design / Territory summons the topics from DESIGNA’s previous editions, particularly the ones concerned with Projectual Hope, un/Sustainability and Identity, although multimedia interfaces and the overall components from desire and lapse can also be easily reflected and detected in it.

Deadline for abstract (extended) – July 15, 2018
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From the editor:
If you are portuguese speaker, the following book is highly recommended:
Design e Território by Lia Krucken Interview at ABC Design 

Designing with and for People with Dementia

Designing with and for People with Dementia: Wellbeing, Empowerment and HappinessInternational Conference 2019 of the MinD consortium, the DRS Special Interest Group on Behaviour Change and the DRS Special Interest Group on Wellbeing and Happiness
Date: Thursday-Friday 19-20 September 2019

Venue: TU Dresden, Germany
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Regenerative Design and Ecosystem Biomimicry

‘This book examines and defines the field of biomimicry for sustainable built environment design and goes on to translate ecological knowledge into practical methodologies for architectural and urban design that can proactively respond to climate change and biodiversity loss. These methods are tested and exemplified through a series of case studies of existing cities in a variety of climates. Regenerative Urban Design and Ecosystem Biomimicry will be of great interest to students, professionals and researchers of architecture, urban design, ecology, and environmental studies, as well as those interested in the interdisciplinary study of sustainability, ecology and urbanism’.

Get a discount of 20% if you want to buy it. Enter the code FLR40 at the checkout.

You can find it online as a printed book or ebook here.

Or you can read quite a bit of it online for free via google books

Author:

Dr Maibritt Pedersen Zari

Senior Lecturer – Sustainable Architecture / Interior Architecture

School of Architecture  

Victoria University   – New Zealand

Academia.edu profile | Researchgate profile | Dr Maibritt Pedersen Zari research website

 

Reconstructing Practice: Toward an Antiracist Art & Design Field

Join us for Reconstructing Practice: Toward an Antiracist Art & Design Field

The Antiracist Classroom is a student-led organization at the Art Center College of Design focused on counteracting racism and white supremacy in design education and practice. This July 13 – 14 in Pasadena, CA, we are hosting an inaugural two-day convening, Reconstructing Practice, to convene artists, designers, technologists and educators of color who want to contribute to cultivating an antiracist educational and professional field.

Participants can look forward to two days of:

– Sessions, facilitated discussions, and fellowship with creative

professionals, students and educators of color from all over the United States

(https://antiracistclassroom.com/Program)

– Artwork and installations from local and international artists displayed in

The Windtunnel gallery (https://antiracistclassroom.com/Featured-Artists)

– An evening reception featuring Alaia’s Lab, an installation by Ari Melenciano

featuring DJing, live-beat making, live drawing, and sound interactive visuals

 

To get your tickets to ignite and sustain a movement toward a more racially

equitable, informed, and carefully-considered creative practice and lifetime

learning environment, register by June 22nd: EVENTBRITE

Matmach – The best materials source for designers

Discover, evaluate and source the best materials for your projects at: https://matmatch.com/