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Con·sum·pla·tion /känsuhm-pleyˈplāSH(ə)n/

  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
  • Inspired by principles of sustainable design, slow design, and minimalism, this thesis support document and the accompanying gallery exhibition titled Consumplation contain concepts that aim to improve the human condition while balancing individual, socio-cultural and environmental needs. This document and exhibition feature a range of subjects including an approach to implementing cricket farms in rural Zambia, a mobile application for converting North American grass turf (lawns) into sustainable farms, and molds for manufacturing roof tiles from recycled plastic. The goal of this thesis project and exhibition is to focus on defining a design approach which promote the creation of products and services which reduce consumption leading to the destruction of our environment. The case studies in Consumplation follow a theme of anthropogenic activities with negative environmental impacts. Understanding the needs of individuals and communities featured in each case study helps to address activities with negative environmental impacts. The concepts in Consumplation are an opportunity for design students, and people in general, to develop skills and practices to improve the human condition.

  • Date created
    2019-09-09
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  • Type of Item
    Research Material
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/r3-gnsk-v249
  • License
    Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International