Proceedings of EnviroInfo and ICT for Sustainability 2015

On fairness & sustainability: Motivating change in the networked society

Authors
Somya Joshi, Teresa Cerratto Pargman
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Somya Joshi
Available Online September 2015.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-env-15.2015.38How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Sustainability, Open Technologies, Critical Alternatives, Transactions, Social-Ecology
Abstract
Caught between the infinite promise unleashed by technology proliferation and the unprecedented scale of resource depletion, waste and inequity, we inhabit a space where critical alternatives are sought more than ever. As a reflection of the above, we find in HCI, a slant towards technological quick-fixes to existing sustainability problems, as opposed to a more holistic approach that includes behavioural and societal change. It is within this context that this paper is situated, where we propose a socio-ecological approach and argue our case for a life-cycle lens towards building systems that are in line with our current understanding of the earth’s finite resources. We do so by presenting an illustrative case study of what such critical alternatives might look like, by examining the Fairphone movement. We contribute to a deeper understanding of how social value laden enterprises along with open technological design can shape sustainable relationships between our environment and us.
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Proceedings
EnviroInfo and ICT for Sustainability 2015
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Advances in Computer Science Research
Publication Date
September 2015
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978-94-62520-92-9
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/ict4s-env-15.2015.38How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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