Issue #09: Consumption
Monthly Design Dispatches
Can We Re-Wire the Consumption Code?
by Leyla Acaroglu
Consumption is one of the biggest drivers of unsustainability. If we know that there are many social and environmental issues that are born out of this, then how can we re-code the desire to consume?
Sex, Husbandry, and the Infinite Scroll
by Mara Zepeda
How do we know when enough is enough? A brief examination of the origins of husbandry, and what its lessons in restraint and thrift have to offer us that consumption with unfettered abandon cannot.
by Camas Davis
The French model of meat production forever changed the way Camas Davis would approach her craft; promoting a higher level of participation in our food system, and a culture of reverence around the products we put in our mouths.
by William Deresiewicz
Is food a form of art? And if not, what is it? William Deresiewicz breaks down the high cost of calling yourself a connoisseur, and why he feels the food on our dinner table isn’t an adequate replacement for the basis of culture.
In the architectural world we live in, we work with disposable design. That's the paradigm that we're in. As much as sustainability is beginning to change the way we think about things, it's not quite there yet.