Die Veranstaltung findet während des Semesters von Oktober bis Dezember und von Februar bis Juni jeden ersten Donnerstag im Monat statt und ist offen für Doktorierende der Hochschule Luzern – Design Film Kunst (HSLU), des National Institute of Design (NID) und weiteren interessierten Gästen und Doktorierenden anderer Hochschulen.
“Degrowth Design means Transitioning Human-Thing Relations”
Thursday, 7 March 2024
12:00 - 13:15 (CET)
4:30 pm - 5:45 pm (IST)
"It is apparent that the only way for our societies to become more sustainable is for them to stop growing in materials intensity (standing stock, but more throughput), something that will be likely forced no our societies by ecological collapse if we cannot pre-empt it. There are many versions and understandings of degrowth. This presentation focuses on questions of how transition the Global Consumer Class, who reside primarily in the Global North, to social systems no longer dependent on increasing materials intensity. I will try to identify the ways in which design has been part of growth-based systems. I will talk more about the ‘social practice pull’ that leads to material growth than a ‘marketing based push.' Modernity has involved solving problems with things, and things that in turn need other things (product ecologies – see Ian Hodder’s Where are we Heading? The Evolution of Humans and Things), things that are owned and renewed and so proliferate. Designing for degrowth is then the challenge of transitioning the relations between people and things.
Professor Cameron Tonkinwise is an international expert in design studies and transition design and the Research Director of the Design Innovation Research Centre at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). He writes and speaks extensively on the power of design to drive systems-level change to achieve more sustainable and equitable futures.
Cameron has emerged as a leading voice in the field of Transition Design, as part of his long-standing research and teaching around Sustainable Design. He was an early champion of the Sharing Economy while taking over the leadership of the EcoDesign Foundation from its founders, Tony Fry & Anne-Marie Willis. This expertise shapes Cameron’s work at the Design Innovation Research Centre at UTS, which has a focus on multidisciplinary social and service design research. Cameron is a highly sought-after speaker at academic and industry conferences and events.
He has been on the editorial board of Design Philosophy Papers since 2003 and Design and Culture since 2009; he is also a regular reviewer of articles for Design Studies and book manuscripts for Bloomsbury."
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Die Veranstaltung findet auf Englisch statt.