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A Creative Strategy for Sustainable Design Education - A Tribute to Charles and Ray Eames

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A Creative Strategy for Sustainable Design Education - A Tribute to Charles and Ray Eames

Racine, Martin (2012) A Creative Strategy for Sustainable Design Education - A Tribute to Charles and Ray Eames. Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, 55 . pp. 953-962. ISSN 18770428

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.09.585

Abstract

This paper describes a project that was assigned to senior level Design students in the Department of Design and Computation Arts at Concordia University, Montreal. The objectives were to transmit advanced conceptual and creative skills while bringing students to integrate fundamental sustainable design principles. The challenge suggested was to create a base for the structure of recuperated chairs designed by Charles and Ray Eames in the 1950's. This project stimulated students to deeply engage in the development of high quality designs and creative concepts while encouraging them to understand the importance of preserving the environment and the cultural heritage related to objects that are much too often discarded after the end of their useful life. This project was inspired by Metacycle, a design research that aims to prolong the lifespan of everyday objects (metacycle.ca).

Divisions:Concordia University > Faculty of Fine Arts > Design and Computation Arts
Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Authors:Racine, Martin
Journal or Publication:Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Date:2012
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):10.1016/j.sbspro.2012.09.585
ID Code:975177
Deposited By: ANDREA MURRAY
Deposited On:22 Jan 2013 15:08
Last Modified:18 Jan 2018 17:39
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