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Spirituality and Design: creating a meaningful material culture through progressive design praxis

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Spirituality and Design : creating a meaningful material culture through progressive design praxis. / Walker, Stuart.

The Routledge International Handbook of Spirituality and Society. ed. / Laszlo Zsolnai ; Bernadette Flanagan . London : Routledge, 2019.

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Walker, S 2019, Spirituality and Design: creating a meaningful material culture through progressive design praxis. in L Zsolnai & B Flanagan (eds), The Routledge International Handbook of Spirituality and Society. Routledge, London. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315445489-40

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Walker, S. (2019). Spirituality and Design: creating a meaningful material culture through progressive design praxis. In L. Zsolnai , & B. Flanagan (Eds.), The Routledge International Handbook of Spirituality and Society Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315445489-40

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Walker S. Spirituality and Design: creating a meaningful material culture through progressive design praxis. In Zsolnai L, Flanagan B, editors, The Routledge International Handbook of Spirituality and Society. London: Routledge. 2019 https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315445489-40

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Walker, Stuart. / Spirituality and Design : creating a meaningful material culture through progressive design praxis. The Routledge International Handbook of Spirituality and Society. editor / Laszlo Zsolnai ; Bernadette Flanagan . London : Routledge, 2019.

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