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Source is published in cooperation with the IM Masters programme of the Design Academy Eindhoven.
What do beauty and sustainability have in common? The 21st century increasingly demands sustainable design that no longer burdens the natural environment. In practice, this generates products and services laden with moral undertones, which are indeed ethically responsible but fail to appeal to the imagination or convince consumers. In other words, sustainable design is not very beautiful.
The IM Masters programme of the Design Academy Eindhoven, focused on conceptual design in context, decided that this has to change. During four study periods, students examined the problems we face in the 21st century and the role designers can play in seeking alternatives. Guided by teachers and visiting lecturers, they researched materials and production techniques and formulated visions on beauty and ethical design. Timeless Necessity is both ethics and aesthetics.
This third publication of Source includes texts of diverse character by experts and students, as well as research, conclusions and photographs of the resulting design proposals. Source is a series of publications by the Masters departments at Design Academy Eindhoven.