Narrating materials in design for sustainability

Material Pathways aims to give a closer look into one of the many potentials of sustainability within design; materiality. As developments in the field of design for sustainability grow expansively, materials, as omnipresent as they are, play a vital role and hold the potential to unlock new ways of seeing and being in the world.

As well as highlighting technical and environmental aspects, the cards focus more deeply on materials’ cultural and emotional values to encourage a critical and mindful approach to working with materials in all stages, from production to sourcing to degradation.