Category Archives: Research Library

Change the present now! Agents of Alternatives is launched

It is a while since I penned some words for window874. There are a multitude of reasons, but one of the larger ones comes in a 480page co-edited limited edition book called Agents of Alternatives: Re-designing Our Realities, a compendium

Change the present now! Agents of Alternatives is launched

It is a while since I penned some words for window874. There are a multitude of reasons, but one of the larger ones comes in a 480page co-edited limited edition book called Agents of Alternatives: Re-designing Our Realities, a compendium

Agents of Alternatives – what’s new!

A quick update on the collaborative book, started here at window874. We recently launched and shared our crowd funding campaign at sponsume: http://www.sponsume.com/project/agents-alternatives-redesigning-our-realities which will still be up and running for 6 more days, so you can secure yourself a unique

Agents of Alternatives – what’s new!

A quick update on the collaborative book, started here at window874. We recently launched and shared our crowd funding campaign at sponsume: http://www.sponsume.com/project/agents-alternatives-redesigning-our-realities which will still be up and running for 6 more days, so you can secure yourself a unique

Re-languaging

Fresh thoughts….as stimulated by The Handbook of Design for Sustainability, Stuart Walker and Jacques Giard. eds. (2013) Bloomsbury. As John Thackara notes in the forward to this 550 page tome, this collection of writing gives an historical and theoretical reflection

Re-languaging

Fresh thoughts….as stimulated by The Handbook of Design for Sustainability, Stuart Walker and Jacques Giard. eds. (2013) Bloomsbury. As John Thackara notes in the forward to this 550 page tome, this collection of writing gives an historical and theoretical reflection

Vibrant Matter – for those who design

If you are looking for something to pack for reading on your summer holidays, then I recommend Jane Bennett’s Vibrant Matter. A Political Ecology of Things published by Duke University Press, Durham & London, 2010. This is a consummate, thoughtful

Vibrant Matter – for those who design

If you are looking for something to pack for reading on your summer holidays, then I recommend Jane Bennett’s Vibrant Matter. A Political Ecology of Things published by Duke University Press, Durham & London, 2010. This is a consummate, thoughtful

Joyful participation…

…in new ways of designing and making clothes. – Enabling person-product attachment to potentially reduce unnecessary consumption. Joyful user-participation in design processes can be recognized as an emerging trend within different design disciplines. My recently finalized master’s thesis is thus

Joyful participation…

…in new ways of designing and making clothes. – Enabling person-product attachment to potentially reduce unnecessary consumption. Joyful user-participation in design processes can be recognized as an emerging trend within different design disciplines. My recently finalized master’s thesis is thus

A Guidebook of Alternative Nows

The title of the recently published book A Guidebook of Alternative Nows (2012) sounds promising and more than timely – with a look at the financial crisis agitating most parts of the world in one way or another, NOW seems to

A Guidebook of Alternative Nows

The title of the recently published book A Guidebook of Alternative Nows (2012) sounds promising and more than timely – with a look at the financial crisis agitating most parts of the world in one way or another, NOW seems to

Redistribution. Empowerment. Justice.

This was the title of a conference I visited over the weekend at the Technical University TU Berlin (original title in German: Umverteilen. Macht. Gerechtigkeit.), co-organized by different German, Swiss and Austrian trade unions and NGO’s (such as attac, verdi, medico

Redistribution. Empowerment. Justice.

This was the title of a conference I visited over the weekend at the Technical University TU Berlin (original title in German: Umverteilen. Macht. Gerechtigkeit.), co-organized by different German, Swiss and Austrian trade unions and NGO’s (such as attac, verdi, medico