Environmental Cohabitation and Sustainability in Design Ethics and Practice


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The beginning:
Environmental Cohabitation and Sustainability in Design Ethics and Practice
In the Utilitarian Theory of Victor Papanek
This study will analyze the important issue of environmental cohabitation that designers must begin to see a world becoming increasingly troubled by a lack of environmental ethics. By examining some of the design ethics of Papanek, designers can learn to understand materials and their use in in the objects they create as a form of cooperation with Nature. By understanding how designers must learn to cohabitate their creations within an eco-friendly environment, Papanek makes a strong argument that designers must reevaluate the means in which they work. In essence, Papanek correctly urges designers to stop and think about...
The end:
.....onmental ramification of Papanek’s statement rings true in the dire need of ethical designers that can invent ways to increase industrial production, but in a way that is sustainable for human beings as cohabitants living within a healthy ecosystem.
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