DESIGN ECOVISIONS – Volume 2: Research on design and sustainability
Andréa Franco Pereira, Chiara Del Gaudio
DESIGN ECOVISIONS – Volume 2: Research on design and sustainability in Brazil presents the results of the panel discussions of the 6º Simpósio Brasileiro de Design Sustentável + International Symposium on Sustainable Design (SBDS + ISSD 2017), held in 2017 in Belo Horizonte. The event aimed at gathering researchers, students and design professionals, as well as representatives of the productive and governmental sectors, who seek to discuss the current and future framework of design in relation to various aspects of sustainable development. It was based on dynamics for exchange, sharing, and collaboration among design researchers engaged with sustainability, previously experienced in the 5th edition of the symposium, held in 2015 in Rio de Janeiro, and which results were re¬corded in the first volume of this series. The theme of Volume 2 is the tripod of sustainability, and it is addressed by reflecting on “design, territory and culture”; “social innovation and collaborative models”; “ecomaterials”; “environmental labelling”; “design and craftsmanship”; and “circular economy”. The chapters reflect the researchers’ contributions and their discussions, and are organized in three parts. The first encompasses design in the context of sustainable consump¬tion and production, focusing on materials and environmental labelling. The second seeks to discuss design and emerging approaches through the concepts of local production, territory and collaborative models. The third part consists of reports of experiences from the event or from design practice. Thus, combining theory and practice, this book seeks to materialize the meeting as a relevant event for the area, and a fruitful space for debates on the theme of sustainability allied to design in Brazil.