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Eco-literacy in Transition: the role of design ecologies in developing our capacity for radical change

Dewberry, Emma (2016). Eco-literacy in Transition: the role of design ecologies in developing our capacity for radical change. In: Transition Design Symposium, 17-19 June 2016, Dartington Hall.

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Abstract

The transition design framework works within the limits of the ecological boundary of the natural world. This position resonates with a deeper and more radical response to unsustainability, particularly when compared to mainstream design activity, which mainly responds to the economic imperative. This paper explores ways to educate the eco-literate designer and addresses the potential for designed outcomes to grow levels of ecoliteracy through the way designs are interacted with, used and adapted in their lifetimes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Extra Information: The first European Transition Design Symposium jointly organised by Carnegie Mellon Institute and Schumacher College
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Engineering and Innovation
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Interdisciplinary Research Centre: Design and Innovation
Item ID: 46901
Depositing User: Emma Dewberry
Date Deposited: 12 Aug 2016 13:08
Last Modified: 15 Apr 2017 16:12
URI: http://oro.open.ac.uk/id/eprint/46901
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