DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY:LEARNING FROM TRADITIONAL INDIAN PRODUCTS AND PRACTICES

Changede, Sejal and Thomas, Lisa and Walker, Stuart (2021) DESIGN FOR SUSTAINABILITY:LEARNING FROM TRADITIONAL INDIAN PRODUCTS AND PRACTICES. In: ICON ARCCADE 2021, 2021-09-282021-09-29, Faculty of Art and Design, Institut Teknologi Bandung.

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Abstract

Mainstream design approaches to developing more sustainable ways of living are often underpinned by the very modern values that have been instrumental in creating our unsustainable world. These values include those of consumerism, economic growth, efficiency and technological optimism – exemplified by mainstream Triple Bottom Line approaches, including the popular Circular Economy concept. Mounting evidence of unsustainability however suggests that such approaches may not be sufficient for bringing about the scale of change required. We present initial findings from an ongoing research project that examines what Design for Sustainability can learn from traditional products and practices in India that are not underpinned by modern values. We focus on one traditional product – the mortar and pestle, comparing it with a contemporary spice grinder. We offer five initial findings for developing contemporary products in a more comprehensive and holistic manner than is currently the case.

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Contribution to Conference (Paper)
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ICON ARCCADE 2021
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21 Dec 2021 15:30
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