1st Cumulus Think Tank Publication
Published in December 2015
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The first Cumulus Think Tank publication was released during the Cumulus conference In a Planet of Our Own in Mumabi, India.

The Cumulus Think Tank series is designed to facilitate gathering and sharing of know-how and experiences of academics, students and staff in collaboration with partners and other professionals in art, design and media.

Changing Paradigms: Designing for a Sustainable Future
Editors: Peter Stebbing, Ursula Tischner
Published by Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Finland
Printed by Vedanta Arts, Mumbai, India
ISBN (print): 978-952-60-0070-1
ISBN (pdf): 978-952-60-0071-8

Changing Paradigms: designing for a sustainable future is intended for designers, design students and design educators, who want to understand why and how to integrate Sustainability into design education and practice. It consists of five parts; Part One presents why we must design for a sustainable future, Part Two describes how to design for a sustainable future, Part Three presents student design projects exemplifying sustainable design, Part Four is a glossary of 120 terms and concepts about Sustainability and design, and finally, Part Five includes three appendices: The Cumulus Kyoto Design Declaration, and guidelines on how to green both school campuses and conferences. This book has been edited by Peter Stebbing and Ursula Tischner, who have invited internationally renown experts to contribute chapters. Changing Paradigms offers a comprehensive survey of essential knowledge for designers and other creative professions to shift their focus to the new design paradigm for sustainable production, consumption, and life styles.