Somebody Else’s Problem: Consumerism, Sustainability and Design
Publication date: 1 November 2016
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Consumerism promises a shortcut to a 'better' life through the accumulation of certain fashionable goods and experiences. Over recent decades, this has resulted in a rising tide of cheap, short-lived goods produced, used and discarded in increasingly rapid cycles, along the way depleting resources and degrading environmental systems. Somebody Else's Problem calls for a radical change in how we think about our material world, and how we design, make and use the products and services we need.