Integration of Scales : Mass-produced plus Locally Produced Parts

The chapter discusses how the principles of sustainability,k when applied the creation, production and use of our human-made material culture, invokes a systemic shift away from the homogeneous, globalized methods developed over the course of the 20th century – which have proved socially and environmentally destructive – and towards a more integrated conception of ‘progress’ that honours place, culture, people and planet. New ways forward are required that integrate the best of mass-production with the best of local scale production to produce new kinds of objects that not only provide functional benefits but also express deeper, more enduring and more responsible values.

Book Title

Design Studies : A Reader


Hazel Clark ; David Brody



Publication Date

1st of May 2009