Ecocene design economies. Three ecologies of systems transitions

Boehnert, J ORCID: 0000-0002-8990-0325 (2019) 'Ecocene design economies. Three ecologies of systems transitions.' The Design Journal, 22 (sup1). pp. 1735-1745. ISSN 1460-6925

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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 addressingthe 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.

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This supplementary issue contained the proceedings for 'Running with Scissors, the 13th International Conference of the EAD', University of Dundee, 10-12 April 2019.

Keywords: nature, regenerative,systems, entanglement, transition
Divisions: Bath School of Design
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