Design has been seen in education and public contexts as principally concerned with ideation and production, yet consumption is an important part of the design lifecycle. This chapter considers the history of consumer society as a correlative of the development of industrial and then post-industrial societies in which the circulation of designed objects has increased exponentially. It examines consumption and globalization as interconnected processes which have grown so prominent that a backlash reaction to their planetary impact has included sustainable design practices, the anti-consumption movement and local and regional consumption initiatives.
|Title of host publication||The Routledge Companion to Design Studies|
|Editors||Penny Sparke, Fiona Fisher|
|Place of Publication||Abingdon|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jun 2016|
- Design History