Design and the theology of sustainability – Seminar talk
Wednesday 25 November, 2020
Lars Hallnäs, The Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås
There is a dilemma, we look for solutions to problems we see and we want to bring about change. But the new things we introduce also introduce possible new problems and the prospect of yet another disaster waiting to be discovered later on. Change is potentially dangerous and yet we always strive for development and change. We introduce programs for development and change governed by central programmatic concepts that are there to direct thinking and policy making. “Sustainability” is such a “leitwort” which now is inscribed in our Higher Education Act.
What does “sustainability” mean and what does “design for sustainability” mean? How can we train students in designing for sustainability?

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