Environmental Ethics Part 2: Here and Now



The relationship of human beings with the environment has dramatically changed. People of yesterday undeniably paid great respect to Mother Nature as compared to people of today, to the point of considering trees and mountains to have life.What the environment, in fact, is not worship but respect, as it provides us with food, shelter, etc.This session will provide participants with a review of Environmental Ethics in terms of three major field theories: ecofeminism, deep ecology and new animism. We will look at the practical links between government policy, social justice, environmental justice and economic sustainability in order to make some predictions about the future development of environmental ethics in relation to the design field.Also tackled in this course are designs that explore sustainability with examples from all over the world. It encourages you, as well, to reflect on the learning.