Transition design and ecological thought

Boehnert, J ORCID: 0000-0002-8990-0325 (2019) 'Transition design and ecological thought.' Cuadernos del Centro de Estudios de Diseño y Comunicación, 73. pp. 133-148. ISSN 1668-0227

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Multiple findings across various sciences have demonstrated the complexity of human-nature relations and exposed the limitations of normative philosophical traditions that discount, dismiss, or even deny the importance of life-sustaining processes that enable human existence. This paper reviews historical and contemporary ecological thought as a basis for Transition Design. Ecologically engaged design presents profound challenges to a variety of assumptions embedded in design cultures. Associated tensions are explored in this paper along with some of the ways that ecologically literate Transition Design can drive the creations of sustainable futures.

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Keywords: ecological thought, complexity, ecology, epistemological error, ecological literacy, modernity, sustainability, Anthropocene, Capitalocene, Ecocene
Divisions: Bath School of Design
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Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2023 19:29
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