‘Re:framing employment and its environmental impact’ – Issues of the ecological in design

This layout of pages for a zine discusses the possible effects that  low employment and the segregation of individuals in the workplace may have on the consumption of limited resources and a disconnect from the natural environment. I frame this discussion by proposing that the victimisation of those who are unemployed and the spatial and time restrictions placed on those who are employed may not only isolate them from making emotional connections with each other, but also reduces their experience and greater enjoyment of the spaces whereby we learn to live amongst and have respect for other living organisms. Perhaps, I argue, it is this which is at the core of the problems of the ecological in design thinking and how we better bridge the divide between the coldness of the man-made and our relationship to the world around us.

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