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Practices, Practice Theory

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Practice theory is a social and cultural theory that seeks to understand how social beings come to structure their everyday life by focusing on the significance of shared understandings, processes, and engagements with things. Theorists...

Sustainment, The

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...“The Sustainment” is a term coined by Tony Fry in opposition to sustainability, viewed as an imprecise and compromised way of evoking the increasingly problematic state of the “naturalized artificial” (another of Fry’s terms) and the need...

Politics, the Political, and Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Although design is not widely understood as a political activity, it always involves political decisions about how people should live, behave, communicate, be viewed, and treated. Tony Fry argues that design is, in fact, profoundly...