The “only way to save the world” is to ban land ownership, says Vivienne Westwood

British designer Vivienne Westwood has said that “we haven’t got time to talk about fashion” in light of the climate crisis, and is instead calling for a ban on private land ownership with her One World Rent campaign. In a talk held at the V&A museum during London Design Festival, Westwood spoke about her “sustainability […]

Medellin Design Week champions original Colombian design

The fifth annual Medellin Design Week set out to show that Colombia is ready to stop copying and start developing a national design identity. Medellin Design Week – which Dezeen was media partner for – included a series of talks and workshops organised around the idea of rejecting copying and implementing a strong Colombian design […]

“We fooled ourselves that sustainability was getting us where we needed to go” says Michael Pawlyn of Architects Declare

Architects must urgently go beyond creating sustainable architecture that minimises damage to the planet and design buildings that help repair it, says Michael Pawlyn from Architects Declare. Biomimetic architect Pawyln, who has played a key role in promoting Architects Declare, believes that architecture that “just mitigates negatives” is not going far enough. “We all fooled […]

Creativity in fashion “doesn’t mean creating more stuff”, says Extinction Rebellion’s Sara Arnold

Extinction Rebellion staged a funeral march to close London Fashion Week. Dezeen spoke to organiser and activist Sara Arnold about the need to redefine creativity in the climate crisis, rather than making “more stuff”. Last week, climate activist group Extinction Rebellion staged a funeral procession from London’s Trafalgar Square to 180 The Strand, London Fashion […]

Plastic collected by The Ocean Cleanup will be burned to generate electricity

Dutch non-profit The Ocean Cleanup plans to burn some of the plastic it collects from the Pacific Ocean, Dezeen has learned. Designers and environmentalists say the move “makes no sense”. The organisation told Dezeen that most of the plastic it harvests with its floating rigs will be recycled, with the remainder burned in waste-to-power plants. […]

Approved, Not Approved campaign fights “singular narrative” in advertising

Sex-toy designers Polly Rodriguez and Alexandra Fine have launched a campaign to raise awareness about the bias selection process of adverts, which “plagues” female-focused sexual wellness companies. The Approved Not Approved campaign and online quiz aims to help the public understand how ad guidelines are “selectively enforced” when it comes to sex-related content – particularly […]

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg “trying to evoke emotion” with Better Nature show

British artist Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg‘s solo show at Vitra Design Museum asks questions about our place in the natural world. We look at the six projects on display in the exhibition. Each of the works in Ginsberg’s Better Nature exhibition aims to look at the relationship between nature and technology to investigate why we design […]

“There is no fashion on a dead planet” says RCA grad who refused to make final collection

Royal College of Art fashion student Laura Kraup Frandsen has refused to present a physical collection at her graduate show as a protest against overconsumption in the climate crisis. Instead of a final clothing collection, the MA Fashion Womenswear student staged a “die-in” demonstration at her degree show with the help of 20 Extinction Rebellion […]

Young designers are making aluminium “more desirable” for collectors

A new generation of designers is reinventing aluminium, a material that is cheap, abundant and relatively easy to work with, for experimental one-off furniture designs. One of the world’s most common materials, aluminium emerged as a new focus for young designers at the Collectible art and design fair in Brussels back in March. London-based MDR […]

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