Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Altering expectations: How design fictions and backcasting can leverage sustainable lifestyles
School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Centres, KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Centres, Centre for Sustainable Communications, CESC, Green Leap.
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Environmental Strategies (moved 20130630). School of Computer Science and Communication (CSC), Centres, KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Centres, Centre for Sustainable Communications, CESC, Green Leap.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-5191-9250
2014 (English)In: Proceedings from DRS (Design Research Society) 2014: Design's Big Debates - Pushing the Boundaries of Design Research, 2014Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Sustainable development calls for fundamental societal changes. Technological development alone won’t suffice; in order to reach sustainable development objectives there is a need to rethink the way we live our lives. Sustainable lifestyles are today however often depicted through a sacrifice-based cultural narrative, in which losses, rather than gains stand in focus. The paper takes its starting point in recognizing that the future is open and possible to influence, but also that (ideas about) the future influences present decisions. These ideas, or expectations, about the future thus provide an opportunity for intervention. Through presenting concrete and positive representations of what a sustainable future might imply in terms of everyday life, the expectations for such a future might be altered. This paper aims to explore how design fiction and backcasting can be used to alter expectations regarding sustainable lifestyles, through creating concrete and engaging visions of everyday life in a sustainable future. The paper also presents a project based on this approach as well as some early findings from this.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014.
Keyword [en]
sustainable lifestyles, design fiction, backcasting, expectations, sustainable design
National Category
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-150713OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-150713DiVA: diva2:744803
Conference
DRS (Design Research Society) 2014: Design's Big Debates - Pushing the Boundaries of Design Research. Umeå, Sweden, June 16-19 2014
Projects
Prototyping the Future
Funder
Swedish Energy Agency
Note

Qc 20140910

Available from: 2014-09-08 Created: 2014-09-08 Last updated: 2014-09-10Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

Ilstedt & Wangel (2014)(888 kB)177 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 888 kBChecksum SHA-512
3e920dd10e2676d02bc1d9176c27c5bd5d1baac13924b05c521505f29d98203489abc26bdf5e49ca8daf53bdaa1ca5bfb790f9c0d6309b5f1b7a1bc06389ab7e
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Ilstedt, SaraWangel, Josefin
By organisation
Green LeapEnvironmental Strategies (moved 20130630)
Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 177 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 559 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf