Metadesign Tools: Designing the seeds for shared processes of change

Tham, Mathilda and Jones, Hannah. 2008. 'Metadesign Tools: Designing the seeds for shared processes of change'. In: Changing the Change: Design, Visions, Proposals and Tools. Proceedings. Turin, Italy 10th - 12th July 2008. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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This paper introduces design tools and approaches developed to invite and support higher levels of synergy in collaborative practice. The tools that are introduced through three individual cases have been used to prompt a proactive and imaginative engagement with the sustainability imperative.
These individual cases challenge the very boundaries of design. The idea of ‘metadesign’ is adopted to advocate design that operates at systemic levels, that invites interdisciplinary collaborations and that seeds or sets up the conditions for emergent processes of change.
The cases represent the fashion industry at mass-market level in Sweden and the UK, the design, production and export of home furnishings in Indonesia, and an (AHRC) funded interdisciplinary design project in the UK entitled ‘Benchmarking Synergy levels within Metadesign’.

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Turin, Italy

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10th - 12th July 2008


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Goldsmiths, University of LondonUNSPECIFIED

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30 Nov 2011 11:20

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23 Jun 2017 12:41


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