'Switch!' website launched

5 February, 2010 - 15:13

More information about Switch!, a practice-based research program in the area of sustainable design, is now online

Switch! investigates design as an
intervention into sites and situations of energy consumption. Focus is
on the larger-scale and longer-term aspects of technical, material, and
social systems — or ecologies — in everyday life. Through design
methods and artifacts that disrupt existing (and intervene new) values
into these systems, Switch! aims to influence the perceptions and
practices of consumers and stakeholders. As a practice-based research
program, Switch! has been carried out through collaborative development
of design examples. The outcome of conceptual and practical inquiry is
a series of critical interventions into sustainable design discourse
and practice.