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Ecocene design economies: Three ecologies of systems transitions

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posted on 05.04.2019, 09:37 authored by Joanna BoehnertJoanna Boehnert
Despite accumulative social and technological innovation, the design industry continues to face significant obstacles when addressing issues of sustainability. Climate change and other systemic ecological problems demands shifts on an order of magnitude well beyond the trajectory of business-as-usual. I will argue that these complex problems require addressing the epistemological error in knowledge systems reproducing unsustainable designed worlds. Ecological literacy is a basis for nature-inspired design. Ecologically engaged knowledge must inform design strategies across the psychological, the social and the environmental domains. With the expansive three ecologies perspective, interventions at the intersection of design and economics can enable systems transitions. This theoretical work informs a framing of the current epoch in ways that create a foundation for the creation of regenerative, distributed and redirected design economies.

History

School

  • The Arts, English and Drama

Department

  • Arts

Published in

The Design Journal Journal. An International Journal for All Aspects of Design

Volume

22

Issue

sup1

Pages

1735-1745

Citation

BOEHNERT, J., 2019. Ecocene design economies: Three ecologies of systems transitions. The Design Journal. An International Journal for All Aspects of Design, 22 (sup1), pp.1735-1745.

Publisher

Taylor and Francis Group © The Author

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in The Design Journal Journal on 31 May 2019, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2019.1595005

Acceptance date

29/03/2019

Publication date

2019-05-31

Notes

This paper was presented at the 13th International European Academy of Design Conference: Running with scissors (EAD 2019), Dundee, 10th- 12th April.

ISSN

1460-6925

eISSN

1756-3062

Language

en