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Robert Crocker

Robert Crocker, Somebody Else’s Problem: Consumerism, Sustainability and Design and Deputy Director of China Australia Centre for Sustainable Urban Design

ROBERT CROCKER

Deputy Director, China Australia Centre for Sustainable Urban Development

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Robert Crocker is an Oxford-trained historian with a passionate interest in the environment. He teaches the history and theory of design, and design for sustainability, in the School of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia, where he is Deputy Director of the China Australia Centre for Sustainable Urban Development. For the last ten years, his research has focused on the problem of consumption and its contributing role in our environmental crisis. Robert Crocker is an Oxford-trained historian with a passionate interest in the environment. He teaches the history and theory of design, and design for sustainability, in the School of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia, where he is Deputy Director of the China Australia Centre for Sustainable Urban Development.  For the last ten years, his research has focused on the problem of consumption and its contributing role in our environmental crisis.

His recent book, Somebody Else’s Problem: Consumerism, Sustainability and Design (Greenleaf, UK), won gold in the Axiom Best Business Books for 2017 (sustainability). Arguing against the tendency to individualise all environmental problems as a matter of choice, he emphasises the role of technological systems in expanding and escalating global consumption. His book calls for a radical change in how we design, make, use and dispose of what we make.

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The Future of Waste: Consumption, Governance and Regulation
April 24, 2019 from our Video Panels Waste governance is now at a crossroad: global increases in consumption in all categories are challenging waste regimes and management strategies everywhere.Read More



October 30, 2017 from our The 2017 Global Dialogue on Waste, Video Panels Arguing against the tendency to individualize all environmental problems as a matter of choice, Robert Crocker emphasizes the role of technological systems in expanding and escalating global consumption.Read More


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