Sustainability

Sustainability and regeneration represent humankind’s most aspirational design stance for the 21st century. We have an unprecedented opportunity to transform our approach to design, so it delivers benefits far beyond what we’ve previously imagined. It’s both a technological revolution and a cultural one, and it requires that designers reimagine their appreciation for what they design, who they design it for, and why they design it.

VISION
A nested and networked set of professionals who adhere to design principles for designing products, services and systems that safeguard natural ecosystems, ensure equitable access, minimize unintended consequences in all forms, and create value for stakeholders across and beyond supply webs.

MISSION
To transform the mindsets, skills, and actions of designers toward inclusive and regenerative innovation.

PRINCIPLES
We commit to reinventing our relationship with materials and material potentials through a nuanced flow of durability, re-usability, and circularity. We endeavor to apply our skills to enhance the dignity and agency of all people, across cultural, socio-economic, and geographic boundaries. We embrace our interconnectedness with all living things, and frame design opportunities through a celebration of this interdependence. We acknowledge the ecological and social impacts of excessive consumption and seek artful ways to balance our creative vision with the capacity of our ecosystems and equity within our society.

 

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Officers

Scott Boylston, IDSA, Chair
Shruti Parikh, IDSA, Vice Chair