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How to design in a degrowth society?

Eva Kristin Stein

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Scientific paper

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Degrowth Conference Leipzig 2014


Abstract: The approach of today’s design practise should give prospects for the transformation into a post-growth and sustainable field of work. The shifting from a technocratic to a social construction qualifies designers for this job because he/she is traditionally responsible for the definition of use the act of using and its shaping. The academic debates in design are all along critical. The idea of a change in consumption to radical turn of degrowth offers designers the possibility to experiment with reshaping society and products.

There is no paper for this media entry. This was a contribution to a scientific session at the 4th International Degrowth Conference in Leipzig in 2014, which doesn't exist in written format or is not published under open access.

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