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Holistic Socio-environmental Design: Practices Through Making, Craft, and Historicity

  • Saurabh TewariEmail author
  • Aurgho Jyoti
Conference paper
Part of the Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies book series (SIST, volume 66)

Abstract

Situated in the postcolonial paradigm of India, the paper is an attempt to delineate socio-environmental approaches from an ideological and cultural ground of design practice. The cases are based on food, textile, product, building and urban design practices which contribute towards a holistic socio-environmental design framework. The systemic repercussions of design and decisions in the making of physical cultural objects directly influence how a society operates and functions. The research underlines the significance of an object’s making, craft, and historicity to discover holistic and inclusive dimensions of culture, society and environment as it relates to humans.

Keywords

Socio-environmental design Making Craft Historicity Holistic design Sustainability Design Development 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Design ProgrammeIndian Institute of Technology KanpurKanpurIndia
  2. 2.Graduate School of DesignHarvard UniversityCambridgeUSA

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