|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.