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Takeaways

There was a lot of information that we learned this semester. We started looking at the environmental issues in our world. An example of an issue would be “Over the past 50 years, humans have changed ecosystems more rapidly and … Continue reading

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There’s no right way

Design activism is design thinking, imagination and practice applied knowingly and unknowingly to creat a counter-narrative aimed at generating and balancing positive social, institutional, environmental and/or economic change. Furthermore, the activist or the designer has to possess a different set … Continue reading

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Closing the loop

For the past two weeks, we have been talking about cradle-to-cradle and the application of this concept. The cradle-to-cradle concept is the biomimetic approach to keep nutrients and metabolisms within a closed loop safely (McDonough, Braungart 2002). Biomimicry is the … Continue reading

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We can do this!

This weekend I did some outdoor rock climbing at Mount Scott in Lawton and it was amazing to see the view of the windmill farm, the lake, trees and eveb the horizon. While resting at the top of the route, … Continue reading

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How can we change?

The EcoView was really interesting this week; we talked about weddings and a funeral. Specifically, wedding dresses that dissolve with water and environmental-friendly coffins. A wedding is something that is very special in almost all cultures so the idea of … Continue reading

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The importance of following nature

Biomimicry was something that really interested me this week. Biomimicry is an area of science that examines nature‚Äôs models and applies them to human processes. An example that I found on treehugger.com was about mimicking a calla lily that uses … Continue reading

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Future Consciousness – Keep Moving Forward

The most important thing I learned were the cognitive dimensions of future consciousness in Lombardo’s Thinking Ahead: The value of future consciousness. The dimensions were imagination, foresight, goal setting, possibility thinking, scenario building, critical thinking and reasoning, open-mindedness and creativity, … Continue reading

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