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Sustainable Futures

  1. Local River by Mathieu Lehanneur in collaboration with Anthony van den Bossche. Photo credit Gaëtan Robillard
  2. Magno Wooden Radio, Indonesia by Singgih S Kartono
  3. C, mm, n - open source hydrogen car designed by the Delft, Eindhoven and Twente Universities of Technology, commissioned by the Netherlands Society for Nature and the Environment
  4. Energy AWARE clock designed by Interactive Institute
  5. Christopher Raeburn, parachute parka. Photo credit Sam Scott-Hunter
  6. Edible Estate, project by Fritz Haeg. Photo credit Heiko Prigge

31 March 2010 – 05 September 2010

Ecologist magazine

From the world’s first carbon neutral city to a refrigerator which doubles as an aquarium, this exhibition explored a range of products, concepts and projects that address issues of sustainability in their design. Through prototypes, samples, products and film, you can find out more about your impact on the world and how to change it.

Presented around five themes: Cities, Energy and Economics, Food, Materiality and Creative Citizens, this overview highlighted the changing role of the designer and reveals how design can make a difference.

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Highlights from the inaugural PUMA.Safe Annual Sustainability Lecture at the Design Museum on Sunday 24 October 2010. Yves Behar delivers a lecture on the sustainable philosophy that drives his design practice fuseproject. Download the lecture in full on the podcast page.

The Design Museum goes in search of sustainable design at the UKs biggest graduate design fair. Film made by Proudfoot.

BBC Mundo explore the Sustainable Futures exhibition and interview the curator Nina Due.

Read the full BBC Mundo article

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