Agosto 2017 vol. 3 num. 6 - SBDS + ISSD 2017

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Radical Design for Sustainability: ‘Personal Meaning’ as the Fourth Bottom Line in Stuart Walker

Pantaleão, Lucas Farinelli; Pinheiro, Olympio José;

Artigo Completo:

This paper introduces Stuart Walker´s conceptualisation of personal meaning as a fourth bottom line of design for sustainability. As a sustainable radical approach of design, the additional pillar seeks to extend the triple bottom line towards a “post-materialistic” (Mathews) conciliatory unity of historical human needs, levels of meaning and cultural worldviews. Philosophical and spiritual concepts based on millennial religious traditions (Eastern and Western) are rescued to the sphere of functional design objects as an alternative to re-signify the prevalent naturalist-materialist ideology. From this reference, we seek to contribute to the reflections of design, whose approach also integrates a radical dimension of sustainability in order to transcend the current challenges of the economic, social and environmental crises of contemporary post-industrial society.

Artigo Completo:

Palavras-chave: Sustainable Radical Design; Quadruple Bottom Line; Personal Meaning; Spiritually Useful Design; Form Follows Meaning; Stuart Walker,


DOI: 10.5151/sbds-issd-2017-003

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Como citar:

Pantaleão, Lucas Farinelli; Pinheiro, Olympio José; "Radical Design for Sustainability: ‘Personal Meaning’ as the Fourth Bottom Line in Stuart Walker", p. 14-20 . In: Anais do Simpósio Brasileiro de Design Sustentável e International Symposium on Sustainable Design 2017. São Paulo: Blucher, 2017.
ISSN 2318-6968, DOI 10.5151/sbds-issd-2017-003

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