More than Simple Living: A Cultural Perspective on Sustainable Living


Vyas, Dhaval (2012) More than Simple Living: A Cultural Perspective on Sustainable Living. In: CHI 2012 workshop on Simple, Sustainable Living, 6 May 2012, Austin, TX, USA.

open access
Abstract:This paper provides a cultural perspective to the sustainability research within HCI. I draw on the results from an ethnographic field study of sustainable household practices of ten women belonging to the so-called middle class in India. Focusing on their reuse practices, I provide examples of domestic artefacts that are creatively and resourcefully reused from worn-out artefacts. My initial findings show that the rationale behind creating such artefacts is not limited to the practicality and usefulness, but how cultural and religious beliefs are incorporated into such practices.
Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright:© 2012 The Author(s)
Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science (EEMCS)
Research Group:
Link to this item:
Conference URL:
Export this item as:BibTeX
HTML Citation
Reference Manager


Repository Staff Only: item control page

Metis ID: 286366