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How to thrive in the next economy : designing tomorrow's world today

Author: John Thackara
Publisher: New York, New York : Thames & Hudson, 2015. ©2015
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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John Thackara has spent a lifetime roving the globe in search of design that serves human needs in a sustainable way. He believes that in our eagerness to find technological solutions to the big challenges faced by the human race, we have all too often ignored the astonishing creativity generated when people work together and in harmony with the world around them. Drawing on an inspiring range of examples, from a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Thackara
ISBN: 9780500518083 0500518084
OCLC Number: 917376001
Description: 192 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Changing : from do less harm, to leave things better --
Grounding : from heal the soil, to think like a forest --
Waterkeeping : from harvest the rain, to river recovery --
Dwelling : from depave the city, to pollinator pathways --
Feeding : from social farming, to food as a commons --
Clothing : from dirt to shirt, and soil to skin --
Moving : from two wheeled freight, to cloud commuting --
Caring : from cure to care, from me to we --
Commoning : from social money, to the art of hosting --
Knowing : from ways of seeing, to ways of acting.
Responsibility: John Thackara.

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Drawing on an inspiring range of examples, from a temple-led water management system in Bali that dates back hundreds of years to an innovative e-bike collective in Vienna, this book shows that below  Read more...

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'An optimistic book without being naive or utopian' - Deco Mag 'This book is a thoughtful plan for a better and very different world' - New Scientist 'The book lives from John Thackara's eloquent Read more...

 
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