Book Review: Aesthetics of Sustainability

Book Review: Aesthetics of Sustainability

I reviewed Aesthetics of Sustainability in April 2012 and it continues to haunt me. Even though sustainability is often discussed, we rarely want to face the deeper questions about our patterns of consumption, the madness of economic growth in a world of finite resources and how to combat vested economic interests. This cocktail of issues is naturally incredibly difficult to address, and it is good to take inspiration from people like Ralph R. Knowles, for instance, who has been exploring alternatives for a long time.

Ralph Knowles


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About thomaswensing

Architect and Activist. Over the years I have become increasingly aware that I need to actively engage with the issues I care about. My passions and irritations are many and change often, but a red thread is always a deep concern over the fact that capitalism does not work as it is claimed it does, democracies only serve the needs of the few and environmental resource depletion and pressures continue to mount. I think it is time for citizen's activism to create pressure, to bang on the doors of established powers and interests until we get it right. As you will notice, if you continue to follow my blog over time, there are certain fetishes I have; modernism, social housing, the avant-garde. I propose to recuperate the Modern Project from the dustbin of history and re-establish the link between social engagement and architecture. Watch it all come down needs to be followed by let the good stuff blossom!

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