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Scoping the Territory: Design, Activism andSustainability

‘Sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.’

Edward Abbey, environmental author

‘Design, never a harmless play with forms and colors, changes outer life as well as our inner balances.’

Richard Neutra1

‘Design activism’ has a delicious tension. We carry an understanding of ‘design’ and of ‘activism’ but joining the words together imbues a certain ambiguity. To say ‘design activism’ is to imply that it already exists and has an established philosophy, pedagogy and ontology, i.e. it ...

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