Activity 4: Compiling a reference list for your Issue essay

Option 2: Explore three recent communication/digital design media/interior design/architectural design projects by designers working in Australia, New Zealand and/or Pacific nations and explain how these examples of design activism have responded to one or more contemporary social problems.



Fraud-Luke, A. (2009). Design Activism: Beautiful Strangeness for a Sustainable World. Sterling, Vaginia, US: Earthscan. EBL Ebook library. Retrieved from

Heller, S. & Vienne, V. (2003). Citizen Designer: Perspectives on Design Responsibility. New York, Allworth Press. EBL Ebook Library. Retrieved from

Thorpe, A. (2012). Architecture and Design versus Consumerism: how design activism confronts growth. New York, Routledge. EBL Ebook Library. Retrieved from

Roberts, L. (2006). Good: Ethics of Graphic Design. Lausanne, Switzerland: AVA Publishing.


Thorpe, A. (2011). Defining Design as Activism, Design Activism. Retrieved from

Di Cintio, L. (2014). Design Activism: Developing models, modes and methodologies of practice, Idea Journal. Brisbane, Queensland University of Technology. Retrieved from


Rawsthorn, A. (2014). Fixing Stuff, Repairing the World, New York Times. Retrieved from

Rawsthorn, A. (2013). Expanding the Definitions of Design, New York Times. Retrieved from

Rule29. (2000). Creative Matter. Retrieved from


Anti-Memorial to Heroin Overdose Victims [ image ] (2002). Retrieved 11/08/15 from

Darling Quarter Project [ image ]. (2012). Retrieved 11/08/15 from

TEDGlobal. (Producer), & Philloton, E. (Presenter). (2010, July). Teaching Design for Change [ video ]. TED Talks. Retrieved from

White Light [ image ]. (2013). Retrieved 11/08/15 from


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