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An Opportunity in Disguise

After thinking of all that I have learned on my sustainability journey this semester, I realized that although sustainability is a complex web of issues and concerns, my own definition of it is fairly simple – I would describe the … Continue reading

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Asking Questions

Whenever I buy textile products, I generally don’t think about what fibers they’re made of, how they’re treated and dyed, or what happens to them after I dispose of them. Reading The Materials Maze by Bonda and Sosnowchik reminded me … Continue reading

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Overhauling the System

As our civilization becomes more technologically advanced and produces more material goods, it is essential for us to take a closer look at how we are impacting the planet that hosts our species. The reading by McDonough and Braungart emphasized … Continue reading

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Out of Balance

These days, it seems like you always hear about the value of venturing outdoors and “getting back to nature.” To most of us, nature is a concept, something that exists outside of the urban landscapes in which we spend the … Continue reading

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Building Connections

Alastair Fuad-Luke describes design as “the act of deliberately moving from an existing situation to a preferred one.” As a prospective interior designer, I’ve developed an extensive understanding of this process – design is all about creating a built environment … Continue reading

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Doing More with Less

According to writer Clare Boothe Luce, “Money can’t buy happiness, but it can make you awfully comfortable while you’re being miserable.” Our reading this week, Fletcher’s Design for Change, explored this idea of the human need for happiness and how … Continue reading

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Designing People’s Experiences

As a sensitive and intuitive person, I have always understood that the ability to empathize with others is an essential part of day-to-day interactions. This week, I discovered that it is also a crucial aspect of the discipline of design. … Continue reading

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