Exploring the (co-)creation of Sustainable Solutions

By Simone J.F.M. Maase and Kees H. Dorst.

Published by The Sustainability Collection

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The paper describes and analyzes local communities’ initiatives that represent sustainable solutions for everyday problems.

Keywords: sustainable solutions, community, co-creation, participatory design, grassroots initiatives

The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Volume 2, Issue 6, pp.5-14. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.995MB).

Ir. Simone J.F.M. Maase

Ir. Simone Maase holds a master’s degree in Industrial Design Engineering from Delft University of Technology. She worked as product designer, design consultant and design teacher. In 2004 she got involved in the Emerging User Demands project as coordinator for the Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology. At this department she researches co-creation and participatory approaches for sustainable development. This research will result in a PhD-thesis. She is a member of O2 Netherlands.

Kees H. Dorst

Dr. Ir. Kees Dorst studied Industrial Design Engineering at Delft University of Technology, and Philosophy at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. He has worked as product designer, consultant and design researcher. Currently he is professor at the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building at the Technical University Sydney and associate professor in Design Studies at the Department of Industrial Design at Eindhoven University of Technology. He is editor of the Dutch design magazine Items, and design consultant to the Dutch government. Most recently he has written the textbook “Understanding Design”.


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