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    DESIGN ECOLOGY POLITICS

    DESIGN ECOLOGY POLITICS

    Design, Ecology, Politics links social and ecological theory to design theory and practice.

    Austerity WTF!

    Austerity WTF!

    A student project.
    This is a call for work on an anti-austerity theme.

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    DESIGN ECOLOGY POLITICS

    Design Ecology Politics
    Towards the Ecocene by Dr.Joanna Boehnert

    Design, Ecology, Politics links social and ecological theory to design theory and practice, critiquing the ways in which the design industry perpetuates unsustainable development.

    Occupy Design Co-Founder Boehnert argues that when design does engage with issues of sustainability, this engagement remains shallow, due to the narrow basis of analysis in design education and theory. The situation is made more severe by design cultures which claim to be apolitical. Where design education fails to recognise the historical roots of unsustainable practice, it reproduces old errors. New ecologically informed design methods and tools hold promise only when incorporated into a larger project of political change. Design, Ecology, Politics describes how ecological literacy challenges many central assumptions in design theory and practice.

    By bringing design, ecology and socio-political theory together, Boehnert describes how power is constructed, reproduced and obfuscated by design in ways which often cause environmental harms. She uses case studies to illustrate how communication design functions to either conceal or reveal the ecological and social impacts of current modes of production. The transformative potential of design is dependent on deep-reaching analysis of the problems design attempts to address. Ecologically literate and critically engaged design is a practice primed to facilitate the creation of viable, sustainable and just futures. With this approach, designers can make sustainability not only possible, but attractive.

    https://www.bloomsbury.com/uk/design-ecology-politics-9781472588609/

     

     


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    Austerity WTF!

    What?

    A student project.
    This is a call for work on an anti-austerity theme.
    Austerity policies are destroying the social fabric of the UK.
    Austerity is a political choice, not a necessity.
    While there has been a number of demonstrations, campaigns and protests we feel a lot of the effects of austerity are hidden from view or seen in isolation from each other.

    We are calling for graphic work to create a howl of protest about what austerity has done and demand it end, we want investment in our collective futures not cuts. The work will then be used out on the streets.

    Format?

    We are calling for work in poster format that shows the effects or expresses the opinions of those whose life has been affected by austerity. This could be our most vunerable citizens, the old, the frail, the disabled, the poor. It could be our services, the NHS, Schools, Social Care and those who work in them. It could be about how we live, the housing crisis or jobs, food banks, zero hours contracts and stagnating wages. Or it could be those to blame, the Banks and a system that only cares about profits not people. Whatever angle you choose, be imaginative, be bold and use your or other’s voices to take a stand.

    The poster format can be thought of as either or both physical paper or digital, for walls in the urban space or social media walls, we are looking for imaginative responses to the format as well as content.

    Paper based format “6 sheet” 1800 x 1200mm
    Digital size specfic to use i.e. facebook/instagram/twitter etc.

    Deadline?

    By end of November 2018.

    Send final designs via WeTransfer to:
    info@occupydesign.org.uk

    If you would like someone from the Occupy Design collective to come to your school to introduce the project we’d also be more than happy to come see you.

    Research Links

    “The squeeze on public finances since 2010 is linked to nearly 120,000 excess deaths in England,
    with the over 60s and care home residents bearing the brunt, reveals the first study of its kind,
    published in the online journal” BMJ Open.

    https://fullfact.org/health/austerity-120000-unnecessary-deaths/

    ‘30,000 excess deaths in 2015 linked to cuts in health and social care’
    http://www.ox.ac.uk/news/2017-02-20-30000-excess-deaths-2015-linked-cuts-health-and-social-care

    Anti-austerity in the UK
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-austerity_movement_in_the_United_Kingdom

    Keep Our NHS Public
    https://keepournhspublic.com/

    Facts of NHS spending
    https://www.kingsfund.org.uk/publications/nhs-myth-busters

    Disabled People Against Cuts
    https://dpac.uk.net/

    We Own It
    https://weownit.org.uk/

    The True Cost of Austerity
    http://www.poverty.ac.uk/editorial/true-cost-austerity

    The True Cost of Austerity Oxfam Report
    https://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/cs-true-cost-austerity-inequality-uk-120913-en.pdf

    The price of Austerity – TUC report
    https://www.tuc.org.uk/sites/default/files/ThePriceofAusterity.pdf

    The Trussel Trust-Food Banks
    http://www.thetrusselltrust.org

    Cost of Banking Crisis – National Audit Office
    https://www.nao.org.uk/highlights/taxpayer-support-for-uk-banks-faqs/


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