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Professional code of conduct for designers

The International Council of Design has just released the latest and greatly enhanced version of their professional code of conduct for #designers.

Are you a designer? read, abide by, keep it always in mind.

Are you a c-suite executive, hr #manager, #entrepreneur, somehow connected to or hiring design services?

Get to know it too, and understand what standards should be expected and required from committed design professionals.

According to @theicod the code of conduct is an “aspirational document” that should serve as a standard and reference not only to practitioners, but also to professional associations and educational institutions.

Moreover, it “firmly positions design as a profession, focusing on #ethical issues and the overarching responsibility of designers to humanity.”

⏩⏩Download the pdf document here: https://bit.ly/ICoCPC

>>Visit my new page “Ethical Design” with more resources.

Victor Papanek – the politics of Design

The Papanek Foundation presents the international travelling exhibition  Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design, co-curated by Alison J. Clarke, a cooperation between the Vitra Design Museum and the Barcelona Design Museum, in collaboration with the Victor J. Papanek Foundation, University of Applied Arts Vienna.

The expansive show presents varied and previously unseen materials from the Papanek Foundation archive pertaining to design activist Victor Papanek’s lifelong career, highlighting the crucial theme of design as a political and social tool.

Alongside the exploration of Papanek’s links with key thinkers and design figures, ranging from media theorist Marshall McLuhan, maverick futurist Buckminster Fuller to leading feminist graphic designer Sheila Levrant de Bretteville, the exhibition casts light on the legacy of 1960s and 1970s activism through the presentation of contemporary exhibits dealing with politically pertinent issues ranging from state violence, to climate change, bio-synthetics, and the precariousness of citizenship.

 

Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design features work from cutting edge practitioners including: Forensic Architecture; Faber Futures; Flui Colectivo; Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg; Femke Herregraven; NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism/Hypen-Labs; Lucy and Jorge Orta; Tomás Saraceno; Maya Jay Varadaraj.

Victor Papanek: The Politics of Design
C-Mine Genk, Belgium
3 March 2020 – 12 July 2020

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Ecological transition into a biocentric society

 

PORTUGUÊS – https://leonardoboff.org/2020/06/19/a-transicao-ecologica-para-uma-sociedade-biocentrada/

ESPAÑOL – http://www.servicioskoinonia.org/boff/articulo.php?num=993

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To understand the meaning of the coronavirus, we have to frame it in its proper context, not see it in isolation from the perspective of science and technique that are always necessary. The coronavirus comes from nature, against which human beings, particularly through global capitalism for centuries, have waged a systematic war against this nature and against the Earth.

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20-22 April 2020 – DTRS

We are very pleased to announce the 13th symposium in the DTRS (Design
Thinking Research Symposium) series, which will take place on April 20-22,
2021, at the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. The
theme of the symposium will be:

Expanding the frontiers of design: A blessing or a curse?

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Tomorrow – The movie

Showing solutions, telling a feel-good story… this may be the best way to solve the ecological, economical and social crises that our countries are going through.

After a special briefing for the journal Nature announced the possible extinction of a part of mankind before the end of the 21st century, Cyril Dion and Mélanie Laurent, together with a team of four people, carried out an investigation in ten different countries to figure out what may lead to this disaster and above all how to avoid it.

During their journey, they met the pioneers who are re-inventing agriculture, energy, economy, democracy and education. Joining those concrete and positive actions which are already working, they began to figure out what could be tomorrow’s world…

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Degrowth

“Degrowth is about redistribution by design, not by collapse”

The architecture profession tends to assume that there is always more to build. We need more infrastructure, more houses and more office space to accommodate economies and societies that are forever expanding. Greedy though it may be, this mindset is supported by the pervasive belief that a society’s success is best measured not in terms of humane measures such as the capacity for care and play but in economic terms such as market expansion. The result for the built environment is constant reconfiguration and extension into new territory to a degree that our planet can barely sustain.

This growth obsession is a central premise of the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2019, Exploring how the endless pursuit of growth has caused planetary weariness and social division, the Triennale invites visitors to imagine what a society of Degrowth could be like and how architecture could serve it.

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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?