Postmodernism: Decoration and appropriation, the return of the narrative and content
Green Design and Ecologically Concerned Architecture
ecospecifier - "the extensive database, decision making guide, project case-studies and training documents to assist eco-design" (Australian! Sponsored by RMIT). ecospecifier.org
Society for Responsible Design - Aussie association with practical suggestions of ways that designers can make a difference. green.net.au/srd/
Centre for Design (RMIT) aim "to conduct an integrated program of interdisciplinary research, consulting & professional development to promote and demonstrate the role of design and innovation in achieving an environmentally sustainable future for Australia". cfd.rmit.edu.au
The EcoDesign Foundation includes the Design for Sustainability Guide by Ezio Manzini, an excellent online resource: edf.edu.au/DfSGuideWebsite/Guide/GuideFrameset.htm
ChangeX - a cross-campus student exhibition of design works which address issues of social responsibility and sustainability. edf.edu.au/Changex/index.html
An Australian government document from 2001 "Product Innovation The Green Advantage - An Introduction to Design for Environment for Australian Business" gives some practical suggestions: deh.gov.au/industry/finance/publications/producer.html
Eternally Yours organisation encourages designers to create products with a useful life of at least 10 years. There's a 130 page book on sustainable product development you can download from their site, too. eternally-yours.org
Australian Environmental Labelling Association: aela.org.au/aela/home.htm
One of the examples
shown in one of the videos we're watching is the Southcorp Dishlex
Global Dishwasher: designawards.com.au/ADA/97-98/INDUSTRIAL
- another very Australian solution - the green Dunny!
Some other links that may be of interest:
The Tennesee Aquatorium by SITE exhibits many excellent characteristics of contemporary green design.
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