Design and Spirituality examines the philosophical context of our current situation and its implications for design. It explores how modernity and our constricted notions of progress have contributed to today’s crisis of values, and argues for a re-establishment and re-affirmation of self-transcending priorities, together with an ethos of moderation and sufficiency.Continue reading
Is the quest for inclusive design so difficult that we need so many different terms? Are new-fangled methodologies improving the situation if the aims are the same? Many different ways of promoting the process of designing inclusively is surely confusing everyone. Enter “Humanity-Centred Design”. This one is a bit different because it’s about the planet […]Design for Humanity: People and Planet — Centre for Universal Design Australia
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.
Philippe Starck is a name that became a brand. From the habitation module on the new international space station to Steve Jobs’ yacht, Philippe Starck’s list of achievements speaks volumes. I interviewed one of most emblematic figures of design in the Peninsula’s bar Felix in Hong Kong–a bar that he designed, of course.
Philippe Branche: How do you see the future of design?
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…
“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.
We are pleased to invite You to participate to the 22nd Generative Art
> International Conference at the Museum of Villa Giulia in Rome, Italy the
> 19th, 20th and 21st of December 2019.
If you like to share with us your scientific and creative work and your
> design experiences, please, send us a proposal of paper, artworks,
> installation, poster and/or live performances (the template is in the
> website www.generativeart.com).
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