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Creative resilience thinking in fashion and textiles

Tham, Mathilda. 2015. Creative resilience thinking in fashion and textiles. In: Janis K. Jefferies; Diana Wood Conroy and Hazel Clark, eds. The Handbook of Textile Culture. London/New Delhi/New York/Sydney: Bloomsbury Academic. ISBN 9780857857750 [Book Section]

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This chapter applies systems thinking and a resilience framework to the textile and fashion activities, in order to illuminate flawed relationships – a root cause of environmental and social unsustainability, in contrast to the dominant focus on symptoms. Drawing on resilience researchers Walker and Salt (2006), a series of principles are proposed for a creative resilience thinking in the remit of textiles and fashion. The chapter also comprises a conceptualisation of, historical perspective on and critique of the construction of sustainability as ‘other’ to prioritized societal logics dominated by the growth imperative.

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Book Section

Keywords:

Systems thinking, resilience thinking, sustainability, fashion, textiles, metadesign

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Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Design

Dates:

DateEvent
5 November 2015Published

Item ID:

11304

Date Deposited:

23 Feb 2015 08:31

Last Modified:

24 Jul 2018 17:12

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/11304

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