April 4, 2020

WINS Glasgow

Why Design Matters in Shifting Us to a Sustainable Future

Designers have been accused of creating useless and unnecessary products and of helping to promote materialistic lifestyles. Today we are facing multiple planetary crises and need to radically and urgently change the way we plunder resources. The IPCC’s 2018 report on climate change states that, ‘limiting global warming to 1.5°C would require rapid, far-reaching and unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.’

How things are designed has a huge impact on sustainability and combating climate change. Designers are used to tackling complex products. We need designers to use their skills for good as we now face the ultimate design brief: A Sustainable Future!

At this event, we are lucky to be joined by designers from different Glasgow-based design companies. Together we will explore how and why we as sustainability professionals need to turn to designers for help with sustainability problems and solutions.

You’ll come away with inspiration, energy, new insights about your own situation as well as strategies and tactics for designing your own change.

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