Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
LE11 3TU
+44 (0)1509 263171
Loughborough University

Loughborough University Institutional Repository

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26533

Title: Crafting sustainable futures. The value of the service designer in activating meaningful social innovation from within textile artisan communities
Authors: Mazzarella, Francesco
Mitchell, Val
Escobar-Tello, M. Carolina
Issue Date: 2017
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Citation: MAZZARELLA, F., MITCHELL, V. and ESCOBAR-TELLO, C., 2017. Crafting sustainable futures. The value of the service designer in activating meaningful social innovation from within textile artisan communities. The Design Journal, 20 (sup1), pp. S2935-S2950.
Abstract: In order to tackle complex sustainability challenges, top-down one-size-fits-all services and strategies do not always effectively address the needs of local communities. It is increasingly recognised that multi-disciplinary stakeholders need to draw on their local situated knowledge and cooperate towards achieving a social aim. With this in mind, and moving beyond the designer’s ‘parachuting’ into projects that do not grow or develop, this paper explores how the service designer can contribute to activate meaningful routes for the transition of textile artisans’ communities towards sustainable futures. This paper proposes a service design framework for understanding local contexts, making sense of visions for the future and reframing them into meaningful actionable realities. For the purpose of this paper, the theory is here presented through its application to a community of Nottingham lace artisans, chosen as unit of analysis for this participatory case study research.
Description: This is an Open Access Article. It is published by Taylor and Francis under the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 Unported Licence (CC BY). Full details of this licence are available at: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Version: Published
DOI: 10.1080/14606925.2017.1352803
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/26533
Publisher Link: https://doi.org/10.1080/14606925.2017.1352803
ISSN: 1460-6925
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Design School)

Files associated with this item:

File Description SizeFormat
Mazzarella, F. et al. (2017). Crafting Sustainable Futures.pdfPublished version2.34 MBAdobe PDFView/Open

 

SFX Query

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.