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Culture of Empathy Builder:  Sim Van der Ryn
http://j.mp/1aNGZoa

Design for an Empathic World: Reconnecting People, Nature, and Self. Sim Van der Ryn

Sim Van der Ryn has been a teacher, writer, researcher, and practitioner of design for forty years. A leading authority on ecologically sustainable architecture and design, he is Emeritus Professor of Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley, where he has taught since 1961.

 

Sim is author of numerous books including his most recent, Design for an Empathic World: Reconnecting People, Nature, and Self.  "He advocates for “empathic design”, in which a designer not only works in concert with nature, but with an understanding of and empathy for the end user and for ones self.  It is not just one of these connections, but all three that are necessary to design for a future that is more humane, equitable, and resilient."

 

"In Design for an Empathic World, Sim Van Der Ryn weaves the architecture of empathy for self, others and nature into a vibrant, compassionate whole. Brimming with gratitude, Van Der Ryn tells stories from his life as an architect, teacher and thought leader. His lesson, that only with empathy can we repair the fabric of humans and nature." Jonathan F.P. Rose
Sub Conference: Human-Centered Design

 

 
 
 
Design for an Empathic World: Reconnecting People, Nature, & Self. Sim Van der Ryn & Edwin Rutsch
(the video connection drops after 30 minutes due to technical problems)

 
 
Design for an Empathic World: Reconnecting People, Nature, & Self. Sim Van der Ryn - Part 2
This part 2 had a lot of video and audio problems that come and go and ends abruptly.
 
 
 

Sim Van der Ryn - Designs for an Empathic World - BookPassage

"Despite an uncertain economy, the market for green building is exploding. The US green building market has expanded dramatically since 2008 and is projected to double in size by 2015 (from $42 billion in construction starts to $135 billion). But green-building pioneer Sim Van der Ryn says, "greening" our buildings is not enough. He advocates for "empathic design", in which a designer not only works in concert with nature, but with an understanding of and empathy for the end user and for ones self. It is not just one of these connections, but all three that are necessary to design for a future that is more humane, equitable, and resilient."


 

Design for an Empathic World: Reconnecting People, Nature, and Self - Berkeley.Edu

"In a new book release by Sim Van der Ryn, Design for an Empathic World: Reconnecting People, Nature, and Self (Island Press), the green-building pioneer draws on a half-century of experience in the architectural world and shares his thoughts and experiences about the nature of design today. Van der Ryn advocates for a movement towards "empathic design," in which a designer not only works in concert with nature, but with an understanding of and empathy for the end user and for ones self. He stresses the need for all three connections in order to design for a more human, equitable, and resilient future."

 

 

Design for an Empathic World: Reconnecting People, Nature, & Self
 

Chapters

 

1. Introduction

2. Human-Centered Design

3. Nature-Centered Design

4. Lifetime learning design

5. Opportunities for Empathic Design

6. Journey to the inner Self and Outer World