DS 48: Proceedings DESIGN 2008, the 10th International Design Conference, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Year: 2008
Editor: Marjanovic D., Storga M., Pavkovic N., Bojcetic N.
Author: La Rocca, F.
Section: Eco design
Page(s): 1341 - 1350


The aim of the paper is to take into consideration the diverse approaches to the issue of sustainable design, focusing in particular on some of the major problems rising from the relation of the ecological aspects with a new aesthetic sensitivity on one hand, and with social and ethical reflections on the other. New ecological-industrial aesthetics may be born only out of a critical approach which stresses the distance which however exists between nature and strictly human values. The specific purpose of the paper is to analyse whether and how eco-design has paved the way to a new aesthetic dimension, and which is the role played by the aesthetic factor within the different eco-design-related issues.

Keywords: sustainable development, eco-design, new materials, aesthetics, energy


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