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Our Western material culture — disconnected from the principles of sustainable development —is lacking a wider perspective of the links between the various elements within the system of consumption, and we are thus ignoring the relationship between the patterns of consumption and their consequences. S. Ulicka

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Eco-efficiency is achieved by the delivery of competitively priced goods and services that satisfy human needs and bring quality of life, while progressively reducing ecological impacts and resource intensity throughout the life-cycle to a level at least in line with the Earth’s estimated carrying capacity. World Business Council for Sustainable […]

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The result of an innovative strategy that shifts the center of business from the design and sale of (physical) products alone, to the offer of product and service systems that are together able to satisfy a particular demand. E. Manzini y C. Vezzoli El resultado de una estrategia innovadora que […]

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A systems approach involves examining the connections and relationships between objects and events as much as the objects and events themselves. Changes in one component of the system will lead to changes in another, which in turn may lead to changes elsewhere. Interactions occur between system components that may cause […]

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The protection and improvement of the human environment is a major issue which affects the well-being of people and economic development throughout the world; it is the urgent desire of the people of the whole world and the duty of all governments. United Nations Environment Programme La protección y mejora […]

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Although sustainability often is marked by environmental causes and protest campaigns, its values represent a broad context of issues that have spread underground in all sectors of society throughout the world. A. Edwards A pesar de que la sostenibilidad está marcada comúnmente por causas ambientales y campañas protestantes, sus valores […]

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El desarrollo sostenible es una necesidad, siempre y cuando esté entendido no solamente como un esfuerzo de proteger el medioambiente, sino como una idea transformativa de los valores, objetivos y sistemas de convivencia de las sociedades actuales. S. Ulicka

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Empowering people to ask the right questions should be a prime motive of education for sustainability as the learning outcomes of this will be key to delivering effective agendas – in this case for design – towards sustainability. T. Bhamra y E. Dewberry Empoderar a la gente para hacer las […]

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The Sustainability Revolution presents an alternative that supports economic viability and healty ecosystems by modifying consumption patterns and implementing a more equitable social framework. A. Edwards La Revolución Sostenible presenta una alternativa que apoya la viabilidad económica y los ecosistemas saludables al modificar los patrones de consumo e implementar un […]

Libro: Design Activism

Design Activism proporciona un estudio exhaustivo del emergente activismo en el diseño contemporáneo. 2009 Este activismo tiene un doble objetivo: generar impactos positivos hacia formas de vida y de trabajo más sostenibles; y para desafiar y revitalizar la praxis del diseño. El libro reúne, sintetiza y analiza los enfoques, procesos, […]

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The Sustainability Revolution draws its significance and global impact from a wide spectrum of interests with common fundamental values. Like the Industrial Revolution, the Sustainability Revolution is far-reachingand is having a profound impact, shaping everything from the places we live and work to the foods we eat and the endeavors […]

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Today´s omnipotent design culture [..] plays a comprehensive role in suggesting and/or setting new values and, hence, inculcating societal change. Whosoever controls the designers – in modern capitalism that role generally falls to business and government – controls to large degree the expressions and evolution of the design culture. A. […]

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It appears that as a profession, we are struggling with the fact that design is linked to ever-growing productivity, which in fact cannot form the basis of sustainable development. In the end, the aim is to increase economic growth on a planet with finite resources, which just does not make […]

World Industrial Design Day 2019

Día Mundial del Diseño Industrial 2019 World Industrial Design Day™ (WIDD) se celebra internacionalmente el día 29 de junio para destacar la importancia de la profesión en la mejora de la vida cotidiana. Normalmente diseñadores de todo el mundo organizan eventos, talleres, debates, concursos de diseño, exposiciones e instalaciones. Lo […]

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If there is a critical mass population that can minimize future risk around the big global issues then it is the rich 20 per cent of global population whose total mass and flow of consumption is causing most of the problem. The need for change is clear, it is often […]

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Black rubber-coated cables are a particularly damaging design choice – black is invisible to the optical sensors that control recycling plants, so it gets automatically sent to landfill. Designers need to take more time and trouble to ensure products can be disposed of and recycled responsibly. A. Rawsthorn

Clean Energy Challenge

Concurso internacional organizado por What Design Can Do, una organización internacional fundada en Ámsterdam en el año 2011, que se enfoca en demostrar el poder social que tiene el diseño e Ikea Foundation. El concurso convoca a diseñadores y emprendedores creativos con el objetivo de repensar cómo producimos, distribuimos y […]

Paris Design Summit 2019

Es un encuentro de diseñadores, investigadores, creativos y emprendedores de todo el mundo, dedicado a los temas de diseño y desarrollo sostenible. El principal objetivo de los reunidos durante el evento es la realización de una serie de proyectos que empoderen a la comunidad internacional del diseño en los próximos […]

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Frente a las tasas de crecimiento exponencial en la producción no hay “revolución de la eficiencia” que aguante el tirón. No bastan las soluciones tecnológicas; hacen falta cambios económicos estructurales y cambios profundos de valores. Es decir, suficiencia y justicia además de eficiencia. El desarrollo sostenible no es un asunto […]