Keynote Address: European Futurists Conference, Lucerne, Oct. 15th 2009

Date:12 October 2009

Keynote Address: European Futurists Conference, Lucerne, Oct. 15th 2009

Stuart Walker will be delivering a keynote address at the European Futurists Conference in Lucerne Switzerland on October 15th. His presentation, entitled: "Touchstones: Conceptual Products for Sustainable Futures" discusses the theoretical bases underlying the need for radical change, and introduces a quadruple bottom line for sustainability that includes "personal meaning", in addition to economic, environmental and social considerations. The implications of this additional factor for our notions of "sustainable" products is illustrated through a series of conceptual objects that prioritise such factors as incremental adaptation, localisation and considered use.

News website:http://www.european-futurists.org/wEnglisch/programm/Programm2009/programm2009.php

Further Information

Organising departments and research centres:ImaginationLancaster, Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts
  • Lancaster Institute for the Contemporary Arts (LICA)
  • The LICA Building, Lancaster University, Lancaster LA1 4YW, UK