Articles related to “alternatives to modern economy”

We believe that economic growth brings us happiness, and economic efficiency solves problems. But is that really true? Isn’t economic efficiency overrated? Hasn’t it become the only metric to judge every single one of us, and every single community, to decide who wins and who loses?  There are an increasing number of people who are trying to re-discover and re-brand precious and unique values, ignored by economic efficiency.

Tents: tiny house for modern nomads

Tents: tiny homes for modern nomads What is the architectural significance of the so-called “tiny house”? It is an interesting ...
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Toyo Ito Interview in Omishima: Architecture then, now and next 3

Part III: Architecture now and next If you have already read Part I and II of the interview, you may ...
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Toyo Ito Interview in Omishima: Architecture then, now and next 1

The Pritzker Award Laureate, architect Toyo Ito has always been exploring the potential of modern architecture through uniquely progressive approach ...
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Toyo Ito Interview in Omishima: Architecture then, now and next 2

Part II: The 3/11 and the Limits of Modernism Part II of the Toyo Ito interview is focused on the ...
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Irodori: where every grandma can be an entrepreneur

In a small, rural, nature-rich town in Shikoku Island in Western Japan, grandmas are busy running their “leaf” business. Some ...
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The “Less is more” Economy 6: Stories

In today’s divided and volatile world, we need an outside-the-box, upending of values in order to achieve happiness. 100 years ...
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The “Less is more” Economy – design your own happiness.

In today’s divided and volatile world, we need an outside-the-box, upending of values in order to achieve happiness. 100 years ...
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The “Less is more” Economy 1: History of “Less is more”

In today’s divided and volatile world, we need an outside-the-box, upending of values in order to achieve happiness. 100 years ...
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The “Less is more” Economy 2: Current Status of “More”

In today’s divided and volatile world, we need an outside-the-box, upending of values in order to achieve happiness. 100 years ...
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The “Less is more” Economy 3: Efficiency or Happiness?

In today’s divided and volatile world, we need an outside-the-box, upending of values in order to achieve happiness. 100 years ...
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