Socio and ecological design in the Anthropocene

Wilson, Mark and Snæbjörnsdóttir, Bryndís (2014) Socio and ecological design in the Anthropocene. In: Anthropocene Campus: Designing the Anthropocene, 14-22 November 2014, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin, Germany. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

In contemporary English the verb to design means to do or plan (something) with a specific purpose in mind, which is exactly what we have delivered – piecemeal, drip fed, in fragments, bit by bit and effectively blindly in accordance with our short term-ist and capitalist impulses as we have stumbled towards the Anthropocene and particularly rapidly through the industrial and post-industrial ages of the last 250 years. In this context, to declare that ‘humanity forms nature’ (as on HKW website) seems by any estimation to be a demonstration of human hubris. The human capitalist project by all its constitutive initiatives has functioned precisely in evolutionary terms as a blind watchmaker.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Departments: Fine Arts
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 11 Jan 2019 17:02
Last Modified: 11 Jan 2019 17:03
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4360

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