Feminist and Green Design: new aesthetics or new ethics?

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2017-04-11
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Upreti, Tripti
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Architecture
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Architecture
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Design has influenced our lives in many ways, from impacting our environment to altering human behavior. We will discuss two of the approaches to Socially Responsible Design, fulfilling the requirements of sustainability- Green Design and Feminist Design. Green Design has been implemented to minimize the harmful effects on human health and environment, thus to make our planet more sustainable. Feminist Design, on the other hand, caters to the significance of women’s role in the society, where male dominance is prevalent. We will also address the discourse of inequality and its relation to cultural adaptations. Social Responsible Design has not yet been assigned a formal definition, it is influenced by a parameter that contains justice, equality, participation, sharing, sustainability. Sustainability is a broad topic that shapes our future through a set of guidelines and measures, which may differ culturally and geographically. It is a response to the lifestyle of millions around us who have been adding on to the depreciation of our planet and humanity. Modern architecture is attempting to change the social response to these cultural interventions ethically or aesthetically, and in order for design to be socially responsible, it must embody the favorable conditions to the social modifications.

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