Methodologies & Design Strategies for Radical Sustainability in Products & Ventures
GSAPP Visual Studies Sessions A+B
Instructors: Amanda Parkes + Leonardo Bonanni
First class meeting: Thursday Jan 23rd
From sweatshop fires to superstorms, society is coming to terms with the reality that business-as-usual is unsustainable: socially, economically, and environmentally. A new generation of goods and services is emerging to address humanity’s needs as they continue to grow. Future Craft is designed to look at new ways of making things, from the way materials are sourced and manufactured to the way customers are considered.
We are interested in re-configuring industry, its systems and services. This class will look at ways to reshape business, technology and design to create new, radically sustainable products and companies. Students will learn the latest methodologies for evaluating environmental, social, and financial impact (the triple bottom line).