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Design for a sustainable culture: perspectives, practices and education

Design for a sustainable culture: perspectives, practices and education

Skjerven, Astrid, 1953- editor; Reitan, Janne Beate, 1956- editor

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

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Published London: Routledge, 2017
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Statement of responsibility: edited by Astrid Skjerven, Janne Reitan
ISBN: 1351857975, 9781351857970
Physical Description: 224 pages : illustrations (black and white)
Series: Routledge studies in culture and sustainable development
Subject: Sustainable design Case studies.; Sustainable development Case studies.; Sustainable design.; Art and Design.; Sustainable development.
Reproduction: Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Series Title: Routledge studies in culture and sustainable development.
Other formats: Also available in printed form ISBN 9781138714908


  1. Series Introduction Joost Dessein and Katriina Soini
  2. 1 Introduction
  3. Janne Beate Reitan and Astrid Skjerven
  4. 2 Design Research: Contents, Characteristics and Possible Contributions for a Sustainable Society
  5. Astrid Skjerven
  6. 3 Distributed systems and cosmopolitan localism: An emerging design scenario for resilient societies
  7. Ezio Manzini and Mugendi K.M. Rithaa
  8. 4.Social Ecologies of Flourishing: Designing Conditions that Sustain Culture
  9. Peter Jones
  10. 5. The idea of simplicity as a pathway to cultural sustainability
  11. Jorge Andres Caro del Castillo
  12. 6. Housing culture, residential preferences and sustainability
  13. Petter Næss
  14. 7. Designing sense of place
  15. Arild Berg
  16. 8. The Importance of Culture in Design for Sustainable Behaviour Research
  17. Johannes Ludvig Zachrisson Daae
  18. 9. The social construction of child consumers: transmedia toys in light of Slavoj Zizek’s notions of pleasure and enjoyment
  19. Tore Gulden
  20. 10.Contemporary Vernacular Inuit Clothing as Sustainable Fashion
  21. Janne Beate Reitan
  22. 11. Fit in ready-to-wear clothing: Why people dispose garments before they are worn out
  23. Monica Glitsch
  24. 12. Developing holistic understanding in design education for sustainability
  25. Ingvill Gjerdrum Maus
  26. 13. Rethinking Consumption Culture: Educating the Reflective Citizen
  27. Eva Lutnæs
  28. 14. Persuasion and Play: Crafting a Sustainable Culture
  29. Ragnhild Tronstad
  30. 15 Teaching cultural sensitivity at architecture schools for more sustainable buildings – Lessons from reconstruction Sabina Brenner