might everyday life be like in a sustainable society?
do you take care of yourself and other people?
do you work, study, move around?
are the questions that Ezio Manzini
and François Jegou begin to ask with their book and related
exhibition, Sustainable Everyday: Scenarios for Everyday
Life. The story that begins to unfold is that of a multi-local
city: a network of places endowed with totally new characteristics.
A city where a new kind of service offers citizens the opportunity
to carry out their daily functions while minimizing the consumption
of environmental resources and generating new forms of community.
cooperative microclimate greenhouses to a neighborhood food atelier
to a mobility agency that favors light vehicles and shared transport,
these sustainability scenarios are
born of an international research program and a series of 15 design
workshops in 10 different countries.
scenario sets limits and opens possibilities; raises new questions,
offers new solutions and reveals possible, different ways of living
a sustainable life-- everyday.
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