[Architecture Design Versus Consumerism] New ¾ Ann Thorpe

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How we can understand the problem of consumerism as four main challenges that designers are already addressing The book maps out the main issues surrounding the development of metrics that designers and others can use to measure wellbeing instead of simply measuring economic growth The second half of the book looks at how design activism works and its connection to growth and consumerist issues These chapters examine how activist practices are *Financed Highlight Five Specific works and its connection to growth and consumerist issues These chapters examine how activist practices are *Financed Highlight Five Specific *highlight five specific methods designers use in working for social change and investigate the power of these methods The book concludes with a consideration of what design s role might be in a post growth societ. ,


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The mentality that consumerism and *economic are cure alls is one of the biggest obstacles to real sustainability but *growth are alls is one of the biggest obstacles to real sustainability but change seems impossible unthinkable Our contemporary paradox finds us relying for our well being on consumer driven economic growth that we actually can t afford not in environmental economic or social terms Although architecture and design have long been seen as engines for consumerism and growth increasing numbers of designers are concerned about the problems resulting from growth But designers face a paradox of their own; in scenarios of sustainable consumption where people consume or build significantly less what will be left for design. Ers to doThis book Informed By Recent Research Into by recent research into viability of a steady state economy sets an agenda for addressing the designer s paradox of sustainable consumption The agenda includes ways that architecture and design can help transition us towards a new *kind of economy that prioritizes real wellbeing rather than economic growth Packed with *of economy that prioritizes real wellbeing rather than economic growth Packed with and illustrations the book argues that taking action or activism is an important but so far underexplored way for architects and designers to confront consumerismThe first chapters explore
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economic growth and shape and are shaped by the professions of architecture product and landscape design and. Architecture Design Versus Consumerism