I often find myself dealing with questions regarding consumerism and all the topics it touches. As a designer, a professional who generates more items for others to enjoy, how to deal with consumerism in a healthy way? I decided to participate in an international symposium “I, Consumer. Shopping, the Climate and Us” organized by “New Theater institute of Latvia” in close collaboration with British Art and Climate organization, TippingPoint, and co-author of “The New Materialism”, Ruth Potts.
As expected more questions arose and less answers came up. But some very interesting and inspiring authors and information was gained.
Some of the most interesting speakers will leave me busy in the evenings for a fair amount of time, amongst them such names as John Barrett, Tom Crompton, Andrew Simms, and others.
For more information about the event http://theatre.lv/eng/archived/i-consumer-shopping-the-climate-and-us/