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Design and Nature

A Partnership

Kate Fletcher Louise St. Pierre Mathilda Tham



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CRC Press Inc
10 September 2019
Organised as a dialogue between nature and design, this book explores design ideas, opportunities, visions and practices through relating and uncovering experience of the natural world. Presented as an edited collection of 25 wide-ranging short chapters, the book explores the possibility of new relations between design and nature, beyond human mastery and understandings of nature as resource and by calling into question the longstanding role for design as agent of capitalism. The book puts forward ways in which design can form partnerships with living species and examines designers' capacities for direct experience, awe, integrated relationships and new ways of knowing. It covers: * New design ethics of care * Indigenous perspectives * Prototyping with nature * Methods for new design and nature relations * A history of design and nature * Animist beliefs * De-centering human-centered design * Understanding nature has power and agency Design and Nature: A Partnership is a rich resource for designers who wish to learn to engage with sustainability from the ground up.
Edited by:   Kate Fletcher, Louise St. Pierre, Mathilda Tham
Imprint:   CRC Press Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 234mm,  Width: 156mm, 
Weight:   204g
ISBN:   9780815362746
ISBN 10:   0815362749
Pages:   216
Publication Date:   10 September 2019
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Further / Higher Education
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Kate Fletcher is a Professor at the Centre of Sustainable Fashion, University of the Arts London, UK, where she explores design for sustainability. Louise St. Pierre is an Associate Professor at Emily Carr University, Canada, where she researches sustainability, contemplative practice and design's relationship with nature. Mathilda Tham's work sits in a creative, feminist, activist space between design, futures studies and sustainability. She is Professor of Design, Linnaeus University, Sweden.

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