Design Activism: Beautiful Strangeness for a Sustainable World
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Design Activism: Beautiful Strangeness for a Sustainable World

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Design academics and practitioners are facing a multiplicity of challenges in a dynamic, complex, world moving faster than the current design paradigm which is largely tied to the values and imperatives of commercial enterprise. Current education and practice need to evolve to ensure that the discipline of design meets sustainability drivers and equips students, teachers a...more
Paperback, 244 pages
Published May 28th 2009 by Earthscan Publications (first published May 2009)
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Peter
I love the subject, premise and intention of this book, and really wanted to enjoy it.

There are some interesting parts about historical responsible design movements, and a decent overview of the contemporary scene, but some of the political analysis is so half-baked and naive - and a book on activism really needs to have at least a chapter on activism in the sense of protest and advocacy.


Something is clearly wrong when a book on design looks this ugly - clearly no designer was hired for the char...more
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