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What We Learn from Trash…

New York City residents produce 11,000 tons of garbage every day. Every day! This astonishing statistic is just one of the reasons Robin Nagle started a research project with the city’s Department of Sanitation. She walked the routes, operated mechanical brooms, even drove a garbage truck herself—all so she could answer a simple-sounding but complicated […]

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An Attitude Shift We All Need…

Photo: Stuart Walker, reproduced with permission. Inequality, immorality and injustice in today’s world are only too prevalent and plain to see. Enormous wealth exists alongside debilitating poverty and, invidiously, the poor and the least able are often blamed and vilified by the wealthy for their neediness. Going hand in hand with these gross disparities is […]

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Designing Sustainability and Radical Changes to the Material World.

photo credit: jude hill via photopin cc An excerpt from Stuart Walker’s new book  “Designing Sustainability: Making radical changes in a material world,” Routledge, 2014. The design and production of consumer products has been on a steeply rising trajectory of innovation and growth for decades. The impacts have been enormous and while, undoubtedly, many of […]

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Stuart Walker on Radical Design for Sustainability…

A look at the huge global changes that have happened over the last few centuries and how to get back on track. Professor Stuart Walker is Director of Design and Co-Director of the ImaginationLancaster creative research lab at Lancaster University, UK. He is also Visiting Professor of Sustainable Design at Kingston University, UK, Associate Professor […]

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