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Author Reubens, Rebecca, author

Title Holistic sustainability through craft-design collaboration / Rebecca Reubens
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 252 pages)
Series Routledge studies in sustainability
Routledge studies in sustainability
Contents Introduction -- Sustainability and development -- Sustainability by design -- To craft, by design, for sustainability -- The rhizome framework -- The rhizome approach -- The bamboo space-making craft workshop -- Feedback on the rhizome approach -- Encouraging the use of the rhizome approach -- The holistic sustainability system -- Insights and conclusions
Summary This book explores the intersection of craft, design and sustainability in the developing world. It argues that most sustainable design approaches and efforts fall short of implementing holistic sustainability, and in order to reach this goal, design must be underpinned by alternatives to the mainstream, technology-intensive, industrial design paradigm. Renewable materials such as bamboo, cork and hemp - which are abundantly available in the developing world- have the potential to be a viable resource base for sustainable development. Current sustainable design initiatives and approaches already recontextualize these materials using industrial techniques and technologies. However, these efforts fall short of impacting holistic sustainability and tend to focus on the ecological aspect. This book offers the development of one alternative to design for holistic sustainability, called the Rhizome Approach, which draws on existing sustainability praxis and craft. Holistic Sustainability Through Craft-Design Collaboration includes customizable tools which aim to empower designers to guide and evaluate their own designs. Through these tools, and the Rhizome Approach in general, the book aims to enable designers, and students of design, to move beyond green and sustainable design, to holistic sustainability design
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Rebecca Reubens did her Ph.D. on the intersection between craft, design and sustainability at Delft University, the Netherlands. She practices in the same domain through her sustainability design firm Rhizome, and is an ambassador for the World Bamboo Organization
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on June 25, 2019)
Subject Handicraft industries
Product design
Sustainable design
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Development / Sustainable Development
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industrial Management
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Organizational Behavior
Handicraft industries.
Product design.
Sustainable design.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2019017770
ISBN 1351065637