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Tony Fry

Designer Biography

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...Tony Fry’s body of work, as expressed in various projects and a still growing collection of writing, represents a commitment to elevating the significance of design to the status of a fundamental condition of human being, coupled...

Victor Papanek

Designer Biography

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...Designer, educator, and author, Papanek was among the first who called for designers to be more socially and environmentally aware. Born in Vienna, Austria, he immigrated to the United States in 1939, where he remained for the rest of his...

Upcycling

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Upcycling is the process of repurposing waste materials and discarded products into new materials and products by giving them an equal or higher value than their original use. Also called creative reuse, upcycling is the positive...

Autopoiesis

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Autopoiesis is the capacity of certain systems to make and remake their component parts. It is a way of defining living systems and so one way of approaching sustainable design. There are a number of ways of thinking about systems entailed...

Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...LEED refers to the practice of building sustainably. Established in March 2000 by the United States Green Building Institute (USGBC), LEED is a third-party building certification system that recognizes building constructs that satisfy...

Appropriate Technology

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...A term coined by E. F. Schumacher to describe alternative technology that can replace capital-intensive technology for sustainable development. Its characteristics are people-centered, small-scale, localized, decentralized, labor-intensive,...

Recyclability

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...In an era of disposability and planned obsolescence, recycling is an eco-conscious practice which reduces global carbon footprint in two ways. First, by minimizing the volume of waste generated, and second, by lowering the consumption...

Waste

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Waste refers to materials no longer wanted or desired for further use in terms of production, transformation, or consumption, and discarded at any stage of the life cycle of stuff—from materials’ extraction to manufacturing, distribution...

Making Sustainability Up: Design beyond Possibility

The Handbook of Design for Sustainability

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

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...Design in Danger (Weston, 2009, p. 59) The ‘environmental crisis’ is not fundamentally the result of some error in reasoning . . . It is a slow (sometimes not so slow) downward spiral, a reduction in fact...

Social Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Design is by definition socially based, but the term social design has been used to refer to design actions oriented toward basic needs, complex problems, and/or pressing challenges that call for a holistic intervention and do not operate...