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  • Aesthetic Sustainability

    Sanna Lehtinen

    Chapter from the book: Krieg C. & Toivanen R. 2021. Situating Sustainability: A Handbook of Contexts and Concepts.


    This chapter provides a philosophical history of the categories through which people experience places and describe encounters. It asks us to consider whether what is considered attractive actually translates into the durable objects and practices needed for sustainability. Engaging the developing psychological science of ‘nudging’, the author finds a new use for design aesthetics to influence human behaviours and tastes so that decisions align with sustainability goals.

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    Lehtinen, S. 2021. Aesthetic Sustainability. In: Krieg C. & Toivanen R (eds.), Situating Sustainability. Helsinki: Helsinki University Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33134/HUP-14-18

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    Published on Nov. 22, 2021


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