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  • Living Design The Future of Sustainable Enterprises

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Living Design: The future of sustainable maker enterprises

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>1/06/2019
<mark>Journal</mark>The Design Journal
Issue numberSuppl. 1
Volume22
Number of pages14
Pages (from-to)849-862
Publication statusPublished
Early online date31/05/19
Original languageEnglish
Event13th European Academy of Design Conference: Running with Scissors - Dundee, United Kingdom
Duration: 10/04/201912/04/2019
Conference number: 13th
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Conference13th European Academy of Design Conference
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityDundee
Period10/04/1912/04/19
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Abstract

This paper presents initial findings from Living Design, a project supported by the UK’s Arts and Humanities Research Council. The research examines small and micro-enterprises in Cumbria, UK, and the potential for design to make a contribution to their sustainment and flourishing. The paper presents research carried out with enterprises in Cumbria, who use wool as their main material. We present three case studies of makers who create beautifully designed, wool-based goods and whose practice include the whole cycle from sourcing fleece locally and manufacturing of their products, to design, branding and retail. We explore how the enterprises exemplify sustainability principles and their contribution to a circular economy. We present our findings and the concept of Located Making - purposeful goods whose design, production or use is dependent on place - which is informing the development of guides for enterprises, researchers and organisations to embed sustainability principles into their practices.

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in The Design Journal on 31/05/2019, available online: https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/14606925.2019.1595404