Plastic green: designing for environmental transformation
This book gathers a series of design research projects produced in 2007, that investigate alternative ways of constructing our relations with our environment. Environment is a nebulous term that often implies nature. It is implied here too, but only in the sense of the nature of complex, dynamic relations. This includes that ‘other’ called ‘culture’, where we are embedded in environment: ‘we’ as complex sub-entities both distinguishable and inseparable from an encompassing complex, dynamic entity called environment. If green has become another word for environmental or, of the environment, then we are part of its hue. In particular, projects here play with the nature of boundaries that internally differentiate this nested assemblage of complex entities, often making strange the relationships we take for granted and, hopefully, stimulating new ways of imagining what ‘green design’ could be.
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