Overview March – December 2011

I summarised my research process from March till now in a poster. The starting point is; How to design for sustainability? and ends with my new research question: How to create a collective scenario of a sustainable future? Based on the poster I also created a new abstract.

Systematic issues such as climate change or resource depletion form massive challenges for our and future generations. Centralised design practises based on linear material flows are part of these problems. A transition towards a design model where resources and knowledge are shared between designers, users and producers, shows a lot more sustainable potential. The role of the (meta)designer in this model lies in engaging and enabling people to be part of this participatory design practise. Therefore I will investigate how designing collective scenarios, executed as a series of (critical)artefacts, of such a networked model could make this possible future more tangible and create a platform for interaction between the different participants. The central question of this research is: How to create a collective scenario of a sustainable future?