Danish Design Heritage and Global Sustainability Book, Denmark architecture and design publication

Danish Design Heritage and Global Sustainability Book

January 7, 2024

Author: Ditte Lysgaard Vind

New book aims to use Danish design traditions to solve global environmental challenges

Danish Design Heritage and Global Sustainability

Danish Design Heritage and Global Sustainability Book Review

Renowned circular economy and design expert, Ditte Lysgaard Vind, is set to unveil a ground-breaking book that explores the much-celebrated Danish design tradition. Titled “Danish Design Heritage and Global Sustainability,” the highly anticipated release promises to be a game-changer in the world of design and environmental conservation.

In a world grappling with pressing environmental issues, “Danish Design Heritage and Global Sustainability” offers a fresh perspective on how the celebrated Danish design tradition can be harnessed to create design solutions that address today’s environmental crisis. Drawing inspiration from Danish design’s emphasis on high-quality aesthetics, materials, and craftsmanship, the book advocates for sustainability without compromise.

The book delves deep into the origins of Scandinavian design ideals, introducing the philosophy and principles of circular economy. It showcases the transformative potential of merging circular economy principles with design to mitigate the effects of climate change. Readers can expect a wide range of compelling case studies across multiple sectors and exclusive interviews with Danish designers from architecture, furniture, fashion, digital, and industrial design.

“Bridging theory and real-world insights, this book presents a framework built on the 4Rs – The Circular Way: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Replace,” says the author Ditte Lysgaard Vind. “It encourages innovation through the replacement of environmentally damaging materials and business models”. The book is a must-read for anyone interested in implementing circular, sustainable models into practice.

Endorsements for the book have poured in from influential figures across various sectors:

• Mads Kann Rasmussen, CEO of VKR Holding and Chairman of WWF Denmark, commended the book for its insights into using Danish design principles to drive sustainability in the construction sector
• Michael H. Ramage, Professor of Architecture and Engineering, and Director at Centre for Natural Material Innovation, University of Cambridge, described it as a valuable read and resource for those seeking to understand how design can improve our planet.
• Jim Hagemann Snabe, Chairman of Siemens and a board member of the World Economic Forum, described the book as a source of wisdom and hope for a sustainable future
• Catherine De Wolf, Professor of Circular Engineering for Architecture at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, hailed the book for showcasing the transformative power of design
• Richard Hsu, Professor of Practice at Tongji University School of Design and Innovation, China, emphasised the book’s urgency in addressing global challenges

“Ditte Lysgaard Vind’s book is a thought-provoking and practical guide for industries, universities, countries, and individuals. It epitomises a nation’s reputation and legacy,” said Richard Hsu.

“Danish Design Heritage and Global Sustainability” is set to be a cornerstone in the discourse on sustainable design and environmental responsibility. It provides actionable insights and a vision for a more sustainable future.

About the Author:
Ditte Lysgaard Vind is a renowned circular economy and design expert and practitioner based in Denmark. She is known for pioneering new materials and business models while sharing her knowledge through teaching and thought leadership.

Ditte is the founder of The Circular Way, the Chairwoman of the Danish Design Council, and a member of the executive board of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design, and Conservation. She is also the co-author of “A Changemakers Guide to the Future” (2018).

Publication Information:

By Ditte Lysgaard Vind
Edition 1st Edition
First Published 2023
eBook Published 23 October 2023
Pub. Location London
Imprint Routledge
Pages 246
eBook ISBN 9781003261018
Subjects Arts, Built Environment, Economics, Finance, Business & Industry, Engineering & Technology, Environment and Sustainability, Global Development, Urban Studies

The book is available for order now. For more information about the book and author, please visit the – Routledge website

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