Suggested reading list for new students

Here is the suggested reading list for the autumn 2020 cohort:

Master’s Programme in Creative sustainability – Suggested readings for starting students

The list below includes books and articles which are used in teaching in the Creative Sustainability programme or relate closely to the topics of the programme. They range from engineering topics to design and to social theory of sustainability/ environmentalism. The some of the texts are highly theoretical and track developments in the discourses around sustainability and design, and others relate more on the practice of design for sustainability. Some are classics and some more recent explorations of the field.

We do not expect starting students to read this material, but if you want to orient towards your future studies, these are useful sources to start with. Some of the material is publicly available while others may be difficult to reach without a university library access.

Enjoy reading!

Allwood, J. M., Cullen, J. M., Carruth, M. A., Cooper, D. R., McBrien, M., Milford, R. L., & Patel, A. C. (2012). Sustainable materials: with both eyes open. Cambridge, UK: UIT Cambridge Limited.

Ceschin, F., & Gaziulusoy, İ. (2019). Design for Sustainability (Open Access): A Multi-level Framework from Products to Socio-technical Systems. Routledge.

Gibson-Graham, J. K., Cameron, J., & Healy, S. (2013). Take back the economy: An ethical guide for transforming our communities. U of Minnesota Press.

Cross, Gary S. 1993. Time and Money: The Making of Consumer Culture. London: Routledge.

Fuad-Luke, Alastair (Editor); Moebus, Katharina (Editor); Hirscher, Anja-Lisa (Editor) (2015).  Agents of Alternatives: Re-designing Our Realities. /

Niedderer, K., Clune, S., & Ludden, G. (Eds.). (2017). Design for Behaviour Change: Theories and practices of designing for change. Routledge.

Schumacher, E. F. (1973). Small Is Beautiful.

van Abel B., Klaassen R., Evers L. & Troxler P. (2011).  Open Desing Now; Why Design Cannot Remain Exclusive.

Vezzoli, C., Ceschin, F., Diehl, J. C., & Kohtala, C. (2015). New design challenges to widely implement ‘Sustainable Product–Service Systems’. Journal of Cleaner Production97, 1-12.

Walker, S. (2012). Sustainable by design: Explorations in theory and practice. Routledge.

Walker, S., & Giard, J. (Eds.). (2013). The handbook of design for sustainability. A&C Black.

White, D. F. (2019). Ecological democracy, just transitions and a political ecology of design. Environmental Values28(1), 31-53.

White, D., Rudy, A., & Gareau, B. (2015). Environments, natures and social theory: Towards a critical hybridity. Macmillan International Higher Education.

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