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  • Perhaps the "sustainism" cultural manifesto would be best re-worded as "subsist-ism" if it is to have any true meaning to the majority of the world.

    Michael DeJong: The Human Stain on "Sustainism"

  • Perhaps the "sustainism" cultural manifesto would be best re-worded as "subsist-ism" if it is to have any true meaning to the majority of the world.

    The Full Feed from HuffingtonPost.com

  • If sustainability is boring, "sustainism" is just grammatically freaky adding "ism" to a verb?

    The Guardian World News

  • At the other end of the spectrum, as Cynthia Smith, the Cooper-Hewitt Museum curator who brilliantly brought to life the exhibition "Design for the other 90%" showed, "sustainism" in the developing world is about staying alive just one more day; making fetid water potable; and valuing innovations by indigenous peoples and scientists, architects and engineers from the developed world equally.

    Michael DeJong: The Human Stain on "Sustainism"

  • I'm no economist, but I suspect that this particular human stain on sustainism will quickly send their high-minded sustain-ist ideals right out the window when investors and stockholders see the internal rate of return and their dividends shrink away to nothing-ism.

    Michael DeJong: The Human Stain on "Sustainism"

  • The early pioneers took into consideration fair-trade long before the "cultural revolution" of sustainism arrived to ease our conscience when we buy our $5.00 cup of fair-trade coffee though I'd gladly wager that none of the gurus of sustainism would ever exchange places with the coffee bean pickers of Guatemala, no matter how "fair" that fair-trade is.

    Michael DeJong: The Human Stain on "Sustainism"

  • The intent is that sustainism will mark a shift not only in thinking and doing but in collective perception -- of how we live, who we do business with, how we feed ourselves, what we design, where we travel, and with and how we communicate and how we deal with nature.

    Michael DeJong: The Human Stain on "Sustainism"

  • I suspect that sustainism is just the hot air of intellectuals and those who consider themselves superior with the sole intention to profit either financially, academically or as part of a desperate eat-or-be-eaten quest for immortality by self-defining their haughty intentions as yet another "manifesto."

    Michael DeJong: The Human Stain on "Sustainism"

  • Sustainism as a manifesto for the 21st century is being touted as a signal of a new cultural era, where the world is re-designed as more connected, more localist, more digital and more sustainable, and it's strongest proponents have also created a "universal" language to illustrate how sustainism is already reshaping global and local cultures, business practices, technologies, and the media.

    Michael DeJong: The Human Stain on "Sustainism"

  • How can sustainism be the new modernism or even a replacement for modernity?

    Michael DeJong: The Human Stain on "Sustainism"

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  • SUSTAINISM - A new word.

    http://www.artbook.com/9781935202226.html

    "Sustainism" has since been referred to in The New York Times (http://bit.ly/hxMhXZ) , International Herald Tribune, as well as in the Italian (24 Ore-Il Sole) and Dutch press (NRC Handelsblad), and online.

    The short definition of sustainism: a new cultural era and cultural movement after modernism and postmodernism, based on ideas of connectivity, localism and sustainability.

    First published use: 2010 by Michiel Schwarz & Joost Elffers.

    Alongside two related new words were introduced in our book: "sustainity" (compare: modernity) and "sustainist" (compare: modernist) '>The word "sustainism" was coined by Michiel Schwarz and Joost Elffers in 2010.

    It denotes a new cultural era .

    Like in: "After modernism and postmodernism comes sustainism". Or: "Sustainism will become the mainstream culture of the 21st century".

    The word sustainism was launched in the recent book by Schwarz & Elffers, "Sustainism is the New Modernism: A Cultural Manifesto for the Sustainist Era" (Distributed Art Publishers AP, NY, 2010). http://www.artbook.com/9781935202226.html

    "Sustainism" has since been referred to in The New York Times (http://bit.ly/hxMhXZ) , International Herald Tribune, as well as in the Italian (24 Ore-Il Sole) and Dutch press (NRC Handelsblad), and online.

    The short definition of sustainism: a new cultural era and cultural movement after modernism and postmodernism, based on ideas of connectivity, localism and sustainability.

    First published use: 2010 by Michiel Schwarz & Joost Elffers.

    Alongside two related new words were introduced in our book: "sustainity" (compare: modernity) and "sustainist" (compare: modernist)

    January 30, 2011

  • Actually I invented the word while searching for vegemite in Ougadougou. After deciding a podge-wodge of fermented ram testicles wouldn't do (not to mention the ram being understandably reluctant, despite his commitment to family planning) I tried scraping the crud off a mechanic's axel-spanner and marinating it in angel's tears for a week. It was close, but not quite good enough for this little a-wanderin' marsupial. My companions, taking pity upon me in my hour of need, guided me through winding alleys of the souk to meet a wise old man, thought to be a living encyclopedia and an all-round up dude on how to fake unpalatable Australian condiments. He was in front of the tv watching a revolution in a country where people like sitting on cars. I couldn't get a word out of him and eventually, needing exercise after much immobility, he joyfully heaved me down the stairs like a Berber drop-kicking a sack of grade A couscous. As I landed I hit my head on a sustainism. There it was! A word no-one wants or likes, badly-formed and ugly to boot. I buried it under a poultice of chunky World Bank economic reports no-one would read again (or read in the first place) and hoped that it would never see the light of day. Alas...

    And I didn't find my vegemite. Though ruzuzu said if I get furballs she might be able to help.

    January 31, 2011

  • You should try something malt-flavored for the furballs, b.

    January 31, 2011

  • Hi mschwarz, a search in Google Books shows that sustainism was used before your coinage, with a similar meaning:

    "Sustainism" is suggested as an alternative to "technocentrism" and "ecocentrism" with an emphasis on people's rights, biodiversity and limits. A new model of the good life results.

    --Religious and Theological Abstracts, Volume 40 (1997)

    Also, sustainity goes back to 1984.

    February 1, 2011

  • I just happen to have one of the many art history textbooks that fell through that leaky Norwegian time hole last year (as well as a couple of paradoxes and more soylent green than I can use*), and it turns out SPOILER ALERT for people who prefer to experience time chronologically that Schwarz & Elfers are (will be) successful at naming† the next major cultural movement. Here is a brief except:

        1687-1789: Rationalism

        1770-1830: Romanticism

        1830-1905: Realism

        1880-1905: Art Nouveau

        1880-1965: Modernism

        1965-2010: Postmodernism

        1990-2040: Post-Postmodernism

        2010-2055: Sustainism

        2055-2063: Neoconsumerism

        2063-2063: Cataclysm

        2063-Present: Zombiism

            — “Chapter 1: Brains. Brains!

    * If you want some, just stop by.

    † That is, they (will) get credit for naming it (erroneously, as mollusque pointed out).

    February 1, 2011

  • At last, something to rhyme with Jainism.

    February 1, 2011

  • What about LilWayneism?

    February 1, 2011

  • Keep going and we'll have enough for a villanelle.

    February 1, 2011

  • RemembertheMaineism?

    February 1, 2011

  • cellophanism?

    February 1, 2011