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“Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things,” a 2002 book by American architect William McDonough and German chemist Michael Braungart, is described as “revolutionizing design.” In their book, they advocate “Form Follows Evolution,” in which human creative industries design products with reuse in mind to positively reduce their negative impact on the environment. […]

Tomorrowland The entire scene was shot in the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia. Calatrava’s design itself is sci-fi and beautiful. In addition, I think the most important breakthrough in human future technological development must be the generation of anti-gravity propulsion systems. This is also the most important part of human immigration to other […]

Theme:Human impact on the environment human activity all by itself just people doing what they do could be responsible for the extinction of nearly 1000 plant and animal species to date, most of them over the last century. And even if you do not particularly care about the Barbary lion, or St. Helena olive, anything […]

Radical environmentalism   The emergence of environmentalists is a symbol of the degree of social civilization, and it marks that mankind has entered a new level of development. However, the level of development of environmentalists should be roughly in sync with the material civilization of society. When most people in a society are still in […]

Cradle to cradle: An Exploration of circular Economy design Under the influence of the industrial Revolution, commodity production accelerated and urban population exploded. This standardized and intensive mode of production makes people’s living standard improve at the same time, the aesthetic concept and material structure of modern civilization is gradually reshaped by the design thought […]

Designers have not yet come to terms with their complicity in the creation of the conditions of environmental crisis or with their environmental responsibility, nor have they yet reformed their practices accordingly. Designers design the products but not receipting responsibility of environmental crisis. Few years ago, MacDonald used to have a box for their Hamburgers […]

Understanding of Cradle to cradle    It is an idea when company design the product. It focus on recycling so that material and products can be reused. For example, cellphone,which people only use two or three years than it gets dumped. Some of the materials can be recycle, but most of it just goes into […]

  Plastic is back on the agenda, with the 2018 World Environment Day on June 5. And, I am not talking about garbage problems of countries like India. For us, plastic has never left the agenda—it is in our face literally. Our governments lack the money or the personnel to take back the increasing amount […]

The reading material originally looked at human culture in contrast to the environment. It was focused on separating or saving the environment from human interference. It looks at the ideology or beliefs people have about nature and the environment. the reading mainly focus on material world, or actual physical effect or consequences of human action on […]

Hi!My name is Lian Ying. I am in postgraduate, majored film directing.  I chose this elective course because choosing the environmental design to explore how to balance a kind of relationship between environmental design and our life and society. The connotation of environmental design is dual. In my opinion, it can be divided into two aspects: […]


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