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by Alastair Fuad-Luke


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Ann Thorpe, Design Activism blog 'This pedagogical book provides a historic and topical overview of design and activism, together with . Alastair Fuad-Luke is a sustainable design consultant, facilitator, lecturer, & writer.

Ann Thorpe, Design Activism blog 'This pedagogical book provides a historic and topical overview of design and activism, together with examples, toolkits (virtual and material) and lots of useful references for design activism. Judith Ryser, Urban Design. He is a contributor to the international debate about design and sustainability, and author of The Eco-Design Handbook, 2002, 2004 and The Eco-Travel Handbook (Sept 2008).

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Alastair Fuad-Luke is a sustainable design consultant, facilitator, lecturer, & writer. He is also a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Plymouth, University College for the Creative Arts, University College Falmouth, and Royal College of Arts in the UK, and has also lectured in the Europe, USA, New Zealand and Australia.

Design is a key agency in materializing, and designing, our lives. This book charts the territory of the design activist – a person who uses the power of design for the greater good for humankind and nature. For, as many observers have noted, what is already designed exerts a huge influence over the design of our lives, and what comes next. Design generates considered possibilities for a new, ‘beautiful strangeness’ (with new values embedded or implicit). Design can readjust our notion of beauty to embrace a multitude of truths – economic, political, social, ecological, ethical, technical, symbolic, institutional, philosophical and cultural.

Fuad-Luke, 2009, p. 10) Furthermore, he couples the notion of disruption with aesthetics when, in the end of his book, he argues that design activism calls for a revised notion of beauty: " we need new visions of beauty-we. 10) Furthermore, he couples the notion of disruption with aesthetics when, in the end of his book, he argues that design activism calls for a revised notion of beauty: " we need new visions of beauty-we could call this beauty, 'beautiful strangeness', a beauty that is not quite familiar, tinged with newness, ambiguity and intrigue, which appeals. In bringing the notion of 'beautiful strangeness' into the discussion, Fuad-Luke draws attention to aesthetics being a central discipline for explaining how activist design artefacts promote social change through their aesthetic effect on people's senses, perception, emotions, and interpretation.

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This book will provide a rigorous exploration of design activism that will re-vitalise the design debate and provide a solid platform for students . Alastair Fuad-Luke is a sustainable design consultant, facilitator, lecturer, & writer

This book will provide a rigorous exploration of design activism that will re-vitalise the design debate and provide a solid platform for students, teachers, design professionals and other disciplines interested in transformative (design) activism. Design Activism provides a comprehensive study of contemporary and emergent design activism.

Design Activism: Beautiful Strangeness for a Sustainable World .

Design Activism: Beautiful Strangeness for a Sustainable World (Paperback). Alastair Fuad-Luke (author). This is a wonderful toyshop. Ann Thorpe, Design Activism blog 'This pedagogical book provides a historic and topical overview of design and activism, together with examples, toolkits (virtual and material) and lots of useful references for design activism. Judith Ryser, Urban Design

Wednesday, August 11, 2010 'A kind of bible for eco-designers.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010. Alastair Fuad-Luke - Design Activism: Beautiful Strangeness for a Sustainable World. A kind of bible for eco-designers. Treehugger 'This important book rouses the latent activist in us all, to reanimate design discourse with the properties of social, economic and environmental revolution. and not a moment too soon. Dr Jonathan Chapman, Course Leader MA Sustainable Design, University of Brighton 'We admire gymnasts for making difficult tasks look easy. And we enjoy watching acrobats make easy tasks look difficult.

by Fuad-Luke, Alastair. 25 cm. ISBN: 184407644X Subject(s): Design %Social aspects Book. Published by : Earthscan, (London ; Sterling, VA :) Physical details: xxii, 244 p. : ill. (some co. ; 25 cm. ISBN: 184407644X Subject(s): Design %Social aspects. Tags from this library: No tags from this library for this title. Holdings ( 1 ). Title Notes. 74. F949 (Browse Shelf).

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 and professionals for the near-future. New approaches, methods and tools are urgently required as sustainability expands the context for design and what it means to be a 'designer'. Design activists, who comprise a diverse range of designers, teachers and other actors, are setting new ambitions for design. They seek to fundamentally challenge how, where and when design can catalyse positive impacts to address sustainability. They are also challenging who can utilise the power of the design process. To date, examination of contemporary and emergent design activism is poorly represented in the literature. This book will provide a rigorous exploration of design activism that will re-vitalise the design debate and provide a solid platform for students, teachers, design professionals and other disciplines interested in transformative (design) activism. Design Activism provides a comprehensive study of contemporary and emergent design activism. This activism has a dual aim - to make positive impacts towards more sustainable ways of living and working; and to challenge and reinvigorate design praxis,. It will collate, synthesise and analyse design activist approaches, processes, methods, tools and inspirational examples/outcomes from disparate sources and, in doing so, will create a specific canon of work to illuminate contemporary design discourse. Design Activism reveals the power of design for positive social and environmental change, design with a central activist role in the sustainability challenge. Inspired by past design activists and set against the context of global-local tensions, expressions of design activism are mapped. The nature of contemporary design activism is explored, from individual/collective action to the infrastructure that supports it generating powerful participatory design approaches, a diverse toolbox and inspirational outcomes. This is design as a political and social act, design to enable adaptive societal capacity for co-futuring.
Design Activism: Beautiful Strangeness for a Sustainable World download epub
Architecture
Author: Alastair Fuad-Luke
ISBN: 184407644X
Category: Arts & Photography
Subcategory: Architecture
Language: English
Publisher: Routledge; 1 edition (May 28, 2009)
Pages: 272 pages