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This page provides links to papers and articles on or relevant to Transition Design. If you have a paper that you would like to submit please contact transitiondesign@andrew.cmu.edu.  Please ensure, if your paper has been previously published elsewhere, that it is not subject to copyright restrictions. If you would like to write a new paper for this page, please email an abstract before doing so.

Transition Design Symposium: Provocation and Position Papers

A Transition Design Symposium was hosted at the School of Design at Carnegie Mellon University on March 7, 2015 and was attended by the School’s doctoral alumni, faculty and several invited guests. The purpose of this symposium was to extend the Transition Design conversation beyond the School and develop a body of material that can be shared with other educators, researchers and practitioners. All participants submitted position papers in response to a formal provocation.  An abbreviated version of the provocation and several of the position papers are made available below, the remainder will be included in a forthcoming ‘Transition Design’ issue of Design Philosophy Papers.

Transition Design Symposium Provocation, March, 2015
Terry Irwin, Cameron Tonkinwise, Gideon Kossoff
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Mindset, Posture & Transitions
Hannah du Plessis
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Transition, Design & Care
Ian Hargraves
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Transition Design & Ritual
Kursat Ozenc and Margaret Hagan
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How Do We Work
Marc Rettig
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Urgency & Action
Eduardo Staszowski and Lara Penin
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The World We Made
Joy Sykes
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Three Questions
Dave Wolfenden
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Papers on Transition Design

Transition Design: A Proposal for a New Area of Design Practice, Study and Research
Terry Irwin, Design and Culture Journal, Sept. 2015
http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/17547075.2015.1051829

Transition Design: An Educational Framework for Advancing the Study and Design of Sustainable Transitions
Terry Irwin, Gideon Kossoff, Cameron Tonkinwise for the 6th International Sustainability
Transitions Conference, University of Sussex, UK, August, 2015
https://www.academia.edu/15283122/Transition_Design_An_Educational_Framework_for_Advancing_the_Study_and_Design_of_Sustainable_Transitions

Transition Design: The Importance of Everyday Life and Lifestyles as a Leverage Point for Sustainability Transitions
Gideon Kossoff, Cameron Tonkinwise, Terry Irwin for the 6th International Sustainability Transitions Conference, University of Sussex, UK, August, 2015
https://www.academia.edu/15403946/Transition_Design_The_Importance_of_Everyday_Life_and_Lifestyles_as_a_Leverage_Point_for_Sustainability_Transitions

Urgently Designing Cosmopolitan Localism in the Era of Xenophobia
Cameron Tonkinwise, July 2015
https://www.academia.edu/14013899/Urgently_Designing_Cosmopolitan_Localism_in_the_Era_of_Xenophobia

Design for Transitions—from and to what?
Cameron Tonkinwise, for a Symposium on Futuring at Rhode Island School of Design, May, 2015.
https://www.academia.edu/11796491/Design_for_Transition_-_from_and_to_what

Design’s (Dis)Orders and Transition Design
Cameron Tonkinwise, August 2014
Medium
https://medium.com/@camerontw/designs-dis-orders-transition-design-cd53c3ad7d35

Holism and the Reconstitution of Everyday Life: A Framework for Transition to a Sustainable Society
Gideon Kossoff, Grow Small, Think Beautiful, Stephan Harding (ed.) 2011.
also at: https://www.academia.edu/6085518/Holism_and_the_Reconstitution_of_Everyday_Life_A_Framework_for_Transition_to_a_Sustainable_Society

Holism and the Reconstitution of Everyday Life: A Framework for Transition to a Sustainable Society
Gideon Kossoff, PhD Dissertation, Centre for the Study of Natural Design, University of Dundee, 2011.
https://independent.academia.edu/GideonKossoff

Designing with Transitioning Communities: The Case of La Borda
Adria Garcia Mateu, Thesis Project, Eina School of Art and Design, Autonomous University of Barcelona, September 2015
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Design in Transition, Transition Design
Adria Garcia Mateu, Eina School of Art and Design, Autonomous University of Barcelona, 2015
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Transition Design: Investigacion y Diseno Colaborativo para Procesos de Emancipacion Ciudadanos
Tania Costa and Adria Garcia Mateu, EINA Centro Universitario de Diseno Y Arte/Departamento de Estetica, Facultad de Filosofia, Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona, 2015.
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