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Degrowth and Consumerism: It all starts with us, but what can we as designers do?

For far too long, we have been living in a world that applauds and encourages continuous growth, expansion, selling, and manipulation. It’s a world of over production and over consumption, but we’re running out of resources. Business as usual will not cut it anymore.

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Degrowth and Consumerism: It all starts with us, but what can we as designers do?
Degrowth and Consumerism: It all starts with us, but what can we as designers do?

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2024年3月12日 19:00 – 20:00

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"Degrowth and Consumerism: It all starts with us, but what can we as designers do?"

The topic for my tenth annual UX Copenhagen conference is "Degrowth and consumerism" - or should I say anti-consumerism?

For far too long, we have been living in a world that applauds and encourages continuous growth, expansion, selling, and manipulation. It’s a world of over production and over consumption, but we’re running out of resources. Business as usual will not cut it anymore.

As last year’s closing keynote, Angelos Arnis put it “There is no planet B.”

At the conference on March 20-21, 2024, we’ll be discussing climate change, consumerism, and waste. We’ll talk about degrowth, and about unlearning decades of harmful production, development and processes. We’ll have talks about how consumerism will need to change in order for the planet to survive. We’ll show some practical examples of work we have already done, and open the discussion about what we as designers can do to make sustainable changes for the better and create fundamental, systemic change.

I'm looking forward to opening the discussion with the Randstad community, and hearing your thoughts and perspectives about these subjects!

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