Botswana’s Quest for Sustainability: Scope for Design Intervention

Khumomotse, Samuel M., M’Rithaa, Mugendi K., & Moalosi, Richie (2002) Botswana’s Quest for Sustainability: Scope for Design Intervention. In 2nd International Conferance on Open Collaborative Design for Sustainable Innovation, 1-2 Dec 2002, Bangalore, India.


For the last three decades Industrial Designers have been blamed for designing for 'greed' and not for 'need'. The current mode of design practice is a reflection of the problems of Design, the Designers and the society. This paper looks at some of the paradoxes that Botswana has had to deal with in its quest for social sustainability through design intervention. The paper also outlines several contextual concepts and strategies that might address design needs of Botswana and how they impact on this burning issue. It stresses that design; designers and the society need redesign in pursuit of social sustainability.

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ID Code: 2666
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Social Design, Responsible Design, Botswana, Design for Need, Social Sustainability
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2002 ThinkCycle
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 21 Nov 2005
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2011 13:09

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