Sustainability in 7: John Thackara on Energy
The Designers Accord Sustainability in 7 video series delivers a daily dose of design inspiration by today’s leading sustainability experts. Join in the conversation as they share 7 things every designer should consider when integrating sustainability into design practice.
Is being creative really a virtue? Design educator and writer John Thackara stresses the urgency of our energy future and shares a powerful reminder that, “All creation has an energy cost.”
About John Thackara
John Thackara is a writer, educator and design producer. He is the author of In The Bubble: Designing In A Complex World (MIT Press) and of a widely-read blog at designobserver.com. As director of Doors of Perception, John organizes festivals around the world in which communities imagine sustainable futures—and take practical steps to realize them.
The Designers Accord is a global coalition of designers, educators, and business leaders working together to create positive environmental and social impact. Adopters of the Designers Accord commit to five guidelines that provide collective and individual ways to integrate sustainability into design. The Designers Accord provides a participatory platform with online and offline manifestations so that members have access to a community of peers who share methodologies, resources, and experiences around environmental and social issues in design.