TECHNE 22 (2021): Circular Transition and Design


Francesca Giglio
Università degli studi Mediterranea di Reggio Calabria, Dipartimento dArTe, Italia
Published July 29, 2021
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How to Cite
Giglio, F. (2021). Reviews. TECHNE - Journal of Technology for Architecture and Environment, (22), 286-287.


A particularly present theme, that of Transition, in the current political, televised and press daily routine, almost abused and not always completely understood. In relation to the design, the Circular Transition takes on a more specialized configuration, becoming at the same time a challenge, an objective, a method for all stakeholders in the world of design. A dynamic that has been involving industry for several years and that finds its confirmation in the building sector, starting from a well-established assumption regarding the need to change the relationship between consumption of non-renewable resources and waste production, outlining the concept of waste as a design error and rethinking the life cycles of any product/component. Edo Ronchi, in his recent text “Le sfide della transizione ecologica” reiterates not only the necessity but above all the possibility that the challenges of the ecological transition can mark a profound historical change in society and the economy, a real change of civilization in order to aim at a sustainable well-being.