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Handprints to panarchy: 20 more sustainability diagrams

May 26, 2009


Diverse lot to add to the collection this time – from the very simple (how did I miss the balance images so far?) to those representing complex philosophical arguments.  The handprint – as a complement to the footprint – is an extremely elegant way to describe the “doing good” or “restorative sustainability”.  159. Spectrum of […]

Otago Polytechnic’s Simple Pledge: towards sustainable practice

April 27, 2009


My compilation of images representing sustainability a few weeks back (goal, 158 approaches) was prompted by our desire to tell our story.  The result is Otago Polytechnic’s simple pledge to do the right thing –  illustrated in a book. These pages tell the narrative in words and pictures.  The pages facing these ones provide background […]

More sustainability diagrams

March 16, 2009


Here’s more diagrams to explain sustainability (earlier post,  1-137). 138.  5 mindsets    Earthly – focusing on the interplay between environmental and developmental agendas in the short- and long-term both globally and locally; Analytic – based on ‘systems thinking’ and encompassing assessment, planning and management; Careful – based on respect for complexity and uncertainty; Collaborative – focusing on the interplay […]

Visualising sustainability

March 15, 2009


New (Dec 2011): “Sustainable Lens: A visual guide” published by NewSplash available through Amazon. How to convey the essence of sustainability in a few sketched lines?    I’m wading through the net and my bookshelves to find examples of the genre.    I’m looking for schematics of the notion of sustainability itself rather than the underlying science – […]

Need to visualise sustainability

March 13, 2009


I’m not sure how this happened, but I’m working on two sustainability books at the moment.  One of them is highly visual and we’re working with communication design students to produce it. The book has a long running narrative, illustrated by short stories. Each of these is accompanied by a photograph which (tangentially at least) illustrates the […]