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Selected publications


“Economic Growth and the Shape of Sustainable Fashion” in The Routledge Handbook of Sustainability and Fashion Kate Fletcher and Melinda Tham, eds. London; Routledge, forthcoming August 2014.

“Design Activism: To Generate or To Resist?” Current (no 5) 2014.

“Applying Protest Event Analysis to Architecture and Design,” Social Movement Studies: Journal of Social, Cultural and Political Protest, (2013):  DOI: 10.1080/14742837.2013.823346

Architecture & Design versus Consumerism: How Design Activism Confronts Growth (London; Earthscan/Routledge, July 2012).

“Design’s Role in Sustainable Consumption” in Design Issues Spring 2010, Vol. 26, No. 2: 3–16.”The context of ‘low product’” on Core77, May 30, 2009.

Design as Activism.” In the proceedings of Changing the Change. Turin, Italy, 2008.

“SES! (Social Equity and Sustainability).” Innovation: Quarterly of the Industrial Designers Society of America, Spring 2008, 20-23.

The Designer’s Atlas of Sustainability, Washington DC; Island Press, 2007.

“Time and Design”
Paper presented at Eternally Yours Foundation’s Time in Design 24-hour conference October 2003, NL. Subsequently published as a chapter in Eternally Yours: Time in Design, edited by Ed van Hinte (Rotterdam: 010 Publishers, 2004).

“The Green Light”
Article for Design Week, 29 May 2003.

“Industrial Ecology through the Lens of Product Design” Paper for the International Society for Industiral Ecology conference, 2001.

“Encompass: Virtual Tours, Actual Products”
chapter in Sustainable Architecture White Papers, EarthPledge Foundation, 2000.

ARCADE, A Journal for Architecture and Design in the Northwest
Regular Contributor, including:
“Going for Green” (Fall 1999) sustainable building in Australia for the 2000 summer Olympics.
“Salmon in Your Building” (Spring 1999) sustainable building practices that are beneficial to salmon, an “endangered
species,” as well as people.
“An Aesthetic Utility” (September 1998) interivew with Diana Gale, head of Seattle Public Utilities on integrating art
into infrastructure.

EnCompass, Map of Recycled Content Buildings, (website 1998)
visual as well as technical documentation of materials, including sample specifications.>

ON THE GROUND, The Multimedia Journal on Community Design and Environment. Editor’s Notes and selected articles, for example, “Who’s Afraid of an Ecoburb?” “Density: Quality and Quanitity” and
“Environmental Costs of Transportation.” vol.s 1 and 2, Ann B. Thorpe, Editor. 1994-1997.

“Driving Out Pollution: The Benefits of Electric Vehicles.” Roland Hwang, Marshall Miller, Ann B. Thorpe, and Debbie Lew. Union of Concerned Scientists. May 1994.


University Teaching Experience


Dimensions of Sustainable Design, Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London
Graduate Seminar, year 4 diploma students

Sustainability in Practice, University of Hertfordshire, Faculty of Art and Design
Lecture/theory, 2nd year (junior) mixed background art and design students

Surrey Institute of Art and Design (now known as University College for the Creative Arts)

Exploring the Practice of Sustainable Design
Graduate Seminar, MA students (mixed undergraduate backgrounds)

Tools for Ecodesign
2nd year (junior) lab for product design students

Sustainability and Environmental Issues in the Design Business
lecture course, 3rd year (Senior) design management students

EcoDesign Studio
1st year (Sophmore) product design students, co-delivered with Julian Lindley

Introduction to Sustainability
mixed lecture/studio, 1st year (Sophmore) product design students

Whole Product Design Project, University of Washington, Seattle
Studio, 4th year (Senior) industrial design students, co-delivered with Louise St. Pierre.

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