Interactive Institute at the Nordic Conference on Consumer Research!

9 May, 2012 - 19:36

"Stepping forward, looking back: Futures studies and design for sustainable consumption practices" is the title of a session and a paper, co-authored by Annelise de Jong and Ramia Mazé with Mattias Höjer and Josefin Wrangel (KTH Royal Institute of Technology), at the Nordic Conference on Consumer Research. The conference is held May 30- June 1, 2012, organized by the Centre for Consumer Science in the University of Gothenburg's School of Business, Economics and Law.


"Policy and design are fundamentally about the future – about changing the course of individuals and communities, setting patterns for new actions and, in the case of sustainable development, steering toward preferred futures. This paper sets out to explore the theoretical and methodological basis for creating, understanding and representing sustainable futures in terms of altered practices of consumption, through the integration of futures studies, design epistemology and social practice theory. As an introduction to the session “Stepping forward, looking back: futures studies and design for sustainable consumption practices”, we present these three perspectives and generate questions for discussion and future work."Link to extended abstract