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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 Chapter

...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 Chapter

...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 Chapter

...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 Chapter

...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,...

Making Sustainability Up: Design beyond Possibility

The Handbook of Design for Sustainability

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...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...

Developing Theories for Sustainable Design

The Handbook of Design for Sustainability

Bloomsbury Academic, 2013

Book Chapter

...Introduction Calculate, conserve, compensate; reduce, reuse, recycle; environment, economy, people: these are some of the now familiar mantras of sustainable design. They are the pithy distillations of efforts to rethink the terms...

Backcasting

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...While forecasting attempts to predict future outcomes based on current trends, backcasting is the practice of defining desired future outcomes then working backward to the present to assess feasibility and prescribe necessary actions...

Slow Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Slow design is an ideology that challenges instant gratification and consumption, and instead champions emergent qualities in designed objects and experiences. As such it seeks to support “reflective consumption,” in which both...