Developing Capacity in Sustainability

Years ago (1999) I wrote this paper about my teaching practice in Sustainability. I was teaching ecodesign at that time – even as I was running a project on Recycling. In my interview of a few weeks ago I mentioned the practice of being assisted by a Teaching Assistant (TA). I then remembered the template…… Continue reading Developing Capacity in Sustainability

A Lecture to the “Global South” Class

Effective Altruism I am a big fan of Peter Singer and have looked for an answer to my predicament – how do I practice Effective Altruism? I am not volunteering at the local hospital as some of my peers do. I would like to – but have not found the space in my life and…… Continue reading A Lecture to the “Global South” Class

Creative Currents for our Common Futures: A model for collective reflection in action for engaged design research practice Creative Currents for our Common Futures: A model for collective reflection in action for engaged design research practice

Over the past two decades Design has actively engaged with sustainability as both a topic for, and as an agenda for intervention in entrenched social and technical practices. The collective expertise of the authors is in the area of design for sustainability, which we articulate as the practice of Social and Sustainable Design. Our work…… Continue reading Creative Currents for our Common Futures: A model for collective reflection in action for engaged design research practice
Creative Currents for our Common Futures: A model for collective reflection in action for engaged design research practice

Garbage will come back

This is an image from the streets of Naples. This is May and the problem of collection (the visible part atleast) continues. See You tube. It also shows us how Garbage is mostly taken away but not necessarily recycled. I have been toying with the idea of reopening my old Recycling Project to revisualize it…… Continue reading Garbage will come back

The Death of Environmentalism

The Death of Environmentalism: Global warming politics in a post-environmental world By Michael Shellenberger and Ted Nordhaus (2005 report) Why, for instance, is a human-made phenomenon like global warming — which may kill hundreds of millions of human beings over the next century — considered “environmental”? Why are poverty and war not considered environmental problems…… Continue reading The Death of Environmentalism