Renewable Matter # 20 / February-March

Disruptive Design

by Leyla Acaroglu

Focus Planned Obsolescence


Recycling alone is not enough to solve “through-away” production. There is a need for a new planning method able to meet needs while creating a regenerative system bringing together phisical components and cognitive, social and environmental implications.



It has become increasingly normal for businesses to manufacture products that are specifically designed to lose value over time, dramatically so in some cases, with the intent to manipulate consumers into continual purchasing patterns. Aside from the...

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