Towards Sustainable Design Development

DESIGN RESEARCH SEMINAR, 8-9 October, Group Room 3

As a continuation of discussions held at different events and projects, some design scholars have for a while been talking about the urgent need to both widely advocate a more general approach to Sustainable Design and, perhaps more importantly, also swiftly explore much more radical approaches to address pressing matters of climate change, the transformative potential of design and new strategies for making and research. This seminar focuses on the latter.

The seminar will bring together design researchers that already have these issues high on their own agenda and already acknowledge that we can't ‘grow' our selves out of this predicament. Development as we know it - and as championed in the west/north - has successfully exported a global single-lane path to prosperity that again and again has proved to be inherently unsustainable