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Taking care of the present time.
There is no ready-made solution that can reverse the consequences of decades of anthropocentric supremacy of the Earth, yet we’re allowed to observe the present time to act consciously towards a new future.

Katie Treggiden (UK), writer and journalist involved into the research of a circular approach to design, has understood – after twenty years of professional activity – that working with the right awareness is not always enough to pursue clear objectives. An idea that might “change the world” is not often supported by tools and means equally grand. Only after having stepped back, she managed to gain a more objective vision: can craft save the world? She gathered the explorations to this question in the book Wasted: when trash becomes treasure (EN) (Ludion, 2020) , where craft, design and sustainability intersect in the propositions of thirty designers that treasure waste to make more aware objects with a considerable reduction of ecological footprint. Al balconeWastedWasted “Al balcone”, 2020. © Ugo La Pietra.Wasted: when trash becomes treasure (EN) (Ludion, 2020).
Wasted Wasted: when trash becomes treasure (EN) (Ludion, 2020).
Similarly, Fulvio Irace, architect and architectural historian, meditates about an Italy laid bare by the pandemic . “We need utopias of the behaviours and daily practices, not of grand gestures that resolve in images or easy slogans. We believe that we should start from noting that – as history teaches us – we will continue inhabiting as always, but – hopefully – in a better way. In fact, there are no immediate solutions, but taking care of the ordinary.”
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“Al balcone”, 2020. © Ugo La Pietra.
JVLT.
September 11th, 2021.
Furthermore
This dossier refers to the topics covered by the seventh virtuous design practiceExtensive vision with a proper mindfulness” and aims at looking at what’s at our disposal today to understand what to do without tomorrow.
Articles covering the same topics:
‣ Non solo architettura sostenibile: si parla di Eco Design, Infobuild.it, 2020 (IT).
Separator ‣ Joanna Laaijsto: l’interior designer che rallenta il ritmo del quotidiano, Design@Large, 2018 (IT).
Separator ‣ Per Formafantasma “la sostenibilit√† √® un’utopia”, Domus, 2020 (IT).
Separator ‣ Pierluigi Nicolin: “Progettare partendo dal distanziamento pu√≤ portare a esiti pericolosi”, Domus, 2020 (IT).
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