Moreover, we understand that important contributions to change are directly linked to the role of the design. However, the design community as a whole (not as single virtuous persons or institutions) is not yet the proactive and diffused agent it could potentially be.
We are entering an era of change that will contribute in fundamental ways to the development of sustainable consumption and production systems. An urgent challenge we are facing is to consolidate and widely diffuse a coherent design knowledge-base, as well as salient criteria, methods and tools. This challenge is something that the design learning community as a whole must come to terms with in an arena that is increasingly interconnected and based on knowledge- sharing.