While designing for sustainability has been considered essential to the practice ofcontemporary design, increasingly the ‘cradle to cradle’ philosophy is being adoptedby designers and architects. William McDonough and Michael Braungart in their bookCradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way we Make Things, offer a range of ideas andapproaches to help designers to go beyond sustainability in their work. Using tworelevant recent projects by two different designers/practices explain how they have used the cradle to cradle approach, referring to the role of upcycling, design fordisassembly, keeping materials in closed loops and any of the relevant Five Steps.[Your chosen examples must be by different designers/design practices and you mustfind them independently. Do not use any of McDonough and Braungart’s projects.]
Set reading and viewing (compulsory)
Fuad-Luke, A. (2002). ecoDesign:The Sourcebook. London: Chronicle & Thames and Hudson.
McDonough, W. & Braungart, M. (2002). Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way we Make Things. New York: North Star Press. (Chapter 6 Putting Eco-effectiveness into practice)
Van Hattum, R. (Writer, director). (2007). Waste=Food [DVD]. New York: Icarus Films.
Set readingfor interior design
Chambers, N. (2011). Urban Green: Architecture for the Future. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
RAIA Awards. Retrieved fromhttp://dynamic.architecture.com.au/awards_search
[Use search terms ‘sustainable’ in ‘all fields’ and ‘sustainability’ in ‘all fields’.]
Thorpe, A. (2012) Architecture & Design versus Consumerism: How Design Activism Confronts Growth. London: Routledge/Earthscan. (E Book).
Set readingfor communication design
Benson, E. & Perullo, Y. (2017) Design to Renourish: Sustainable Graphic Design in Practice. Boca Raton, London & New York: CRC Press. (E Book)
Dougherty, B. (2008). Green Graphic Design. New York, USA: Allworth Press & Celery Design Collaborative.
Graham, L. (2012). ‘Towards a More Sustainable Graphic Design Philosophy’, International Journal of the Arts in Society, 6, 5, pp.169-176.
Set readingfor industrial design
Lewis, H. & Gertsakis J. (2001). Design + Environment: A Global Guide to Designing Greener Goods. Sheffield, UK: Greenleaf. (E Book)
Lockton, D., Nicholson, L., Cain, R. & Harrison, D. (2014). ‘Persuasive Technology for Sustainable Workplaces’, Interactions, 21, 1, pp. 58-61.
Thorpe, A. (2012) Architecture & Design versus Consumerism: How Design Activism Confronts Growth. London: Routledge/Earthscan. (EBook)