As culture is becoming increasingly recognised as a crucial element of sustainable development, design competence has emerged as a useful tool in creating a meaningful life within a sustainable mental, cultural and physical environment.
Design for a Sustainable Culture explores the relationship between sustainability, culture and the shaping of human surroundings by examining the significance and potential of design as a tool for the creation of sustainable development. Drawing on interdisciplinary case studies and investigations from Europe, North America and India, this book discusses theoretical, methodological and educational aspects of the role of design in relation to human well-being and provides a unique perspective on the interface between design, culture and sustainability.
This book will appeal to researchers as well as postgraduate and undergraduate students in design and design literacy, crafts, architecture and environmental planning, but also scholars of sustainability from other disciplines who wish to understand the role and impact of design and culture in sustainable development.
Series Introduction Joost Dessein and Katriina Soini
Janne Beate Reitan and Astrid Skjerven
2 Design Research: Contents, Characteristics and Possible Contributions for a Sustainable Society
3 Distributed systems and cosmopolitan localism: An emerging design scenario for resilient societies
Ezio Manzini and Mugendi K.M. Rithaa
4.Social Ecologies of Flourishing: Designing Conditions that Sustain Culture
5. The idea of simplicity as a pathway to cultural sustainability
Jorge Andres Caro del Castillo
6. Housing culture, residential preferences and sustainability
7. Designing sense of place
8. The Importance of Culture in Design for Sustainable Behaviour Research
Johannes Ludvig Zachrisson Daae
9. The social construction of child consumers: transmedia toys in light of Slavoj Zizek’s notions of pleasure and enjoyment
10.Contemporary Vernacular Inuit Clothing as Sustainable Fashion
Janne Beate Reitan
11. Fit in ready-to-wear clothing: Why people dispose garments before they are worn out
12. Developing holistic understanding in design education for sustainability
Ingvill Gjerdrum Maus
13. Rethinking Consumption Culture: Educating the Reflective Citizen
14. Persuasion and Play: Crafting a Sustainable Culture
15 Teaching cultural sensitivity at architecture schools for more sustainable buildings – Lessons from reconstruction Sabina Brenner
Culture as an aspect of sustainability is a relatively new phenomenon but is beginning to attract attention among scholars and policy makers. This series opens up a forum for debate about the role of culture in sustainable development, treating culture and sustainability as a meta-narrative that will bring together diverse disciplines. Key questions explored in this series will include: how should culture be applied in sustainability policies; what should be sustained in culture; what should culture sustain; and what is the relationship of culture to other dimensions of sustainability?
Books in the series will have a variety of geographical foci and reflect different disciplinary approaches (for example geography, sociology, sustainability science, environmental and political sciences, anthropology, history, archaeology and planning). The series will be addressed in particular to postgraduate students and researchers from a wide cross-section of disciplines.
To submit proposals, please contact the Editor, Rebecca Brennan (Rebecca.Brennan@tandf.co.uk).
Katriina Soini, University of Helsinki and Natural Resources Institute Finland
Joost Dessein, Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research (ILVO) and Ghent University, Belgium