Global Design (英語) ハードカバー – 2015/1/20
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This book examines the possibilities for scaling design solutions to global warming. Global warming poses new challenges to the architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design communities. The immediate response has been a turn toward a host of energy-saving technologies. What has rarely been addressed, however, is the problem of scale. How can designers make sure that global solutions do not come at the expense of local cultures and environments? By placing human rational, emotional, technological, and social needs at the center of our environmental concerns, this book proposes a new global design initiative. The aim is to develop a language of design that can create proximity between individual responsibility and the current global environmental crisis. These featured projects showcase leading-edge design innovations at multiple scales. Global Design directors Peder Anker, Louise Harpman, and Mitchell Joachim discuss various ways in which design can reformat the unfortunate separation between humans and the natural world.
Global Design NYU brings together designers, scholars, and innovators to showcase design research as it relates to visionary architecture, landscape architecture, urbanism, and ecological planning. GDNYU Directors: Peder Anker, Louise Harpman, Mitchell Joachim.
Design has always been an important part of humanity – it is a defining characteristic of Homo sapiens.
As a discipline and a class of knowledge, though, 'global design' is in its historical infancy. In earlier stages of human development, society was very parochial with most people dying within a 5-mile radius of where they were born. In recent history, though, society has become rapidly more integrated across the globe with it being common for people to travel to, and communicate with, peoples across the planet. Humanity is also now faced with the common problem of global warming. The internet, the progressive ease of filming and photography, and mobile telephony mean that an idea or image anywhere is an idea or image everywhere. The consequences of bad design, out of line with human interests over time, will cause harm across a huge part of humanity whereas the benefits of good design can be replicated widely and their benefits will run far and wide.
This book brilliantly explores the possibilities for using design to address global warming. There is a great need for globally-sensitive solutions to problems posed by global warming but how to achieve that while at the same time respecting local culture and environment is a difficult challenge. In a brilliantly written and exquisitely illustrated text - the photography is eye-wideningly marvellous - this book proposes a language of design that can connect individual responsibility and the wider environmental concerns.
The breathtaking projects highlighted in the book are great illustrations of the way in which design can be used to promote the best relationship between humanity and the natural world. The writing is as powerful and perception-changing as it is lucid.
Most books neither change the world nor deserve to do so. Anker, Harpman, and Joachim have produced a book that both deserves to change the way global design is seen, and one which will change the world via the work of experts and citizens. Definitely a global game-changer.
This is one of those rare books that is design-focused yet critical, and brims with future-thrusting positivity, yet doesn't pull its punches.
There's loads to pore through and discover, illuminated by the golden thread of provocative discussion from the authors - Anker, Harpman, and Joachim - about each project.
It touches a wider range of subject matter in a really progressive way, and radically expands the notions of sustainability - and architecture.
This will intrigue & satiate a wide audience, as well as the architectural community.