Environmental Aesthetics: Notes for design ecology

Connie Svabo, Kathrine Ekelund

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The philosophical subfield environmental aesthetics can contribute to the design of sustainable futures. Environmental aesthetics provides a conceptual framework for understanding the relationship between nature and culture. Current positions in environmental aesthetics are lined out and used as backdrop for contributing an ecological approach to design. Three green aesthetic design strategies are sketched: Coated Green, Green Core and Green Stream.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNordes 2015 : Design ecologies
EditorsEsben Christensen
Number of pages9
Place of PublicationStockholm
PublisherNordic Design Research
Publication date2015
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventNORDES 2015: Design Ecologies - Konstfack. University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden
Duration: 7 Jun 201510 Jun 2015


ConferenceNORDES 2015
LocationKonstfack. University College of Arts, Crafts and Design
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  • environmental aesthetics
  • design
  • ecology
  • Allen Carlson
  • Arnold Berleant
  • Yuriko Saito
  • design strategy

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