Joel Christiansen

Marloes de Valk: Appropriate Technology

May 21, 2024
Marloes de Valk, Appropriate Technology, Damaged Earth Catalog:

In 1973 a second term appeared, in the book Small is Beautiful by Buddhist economist Ernst Schumacher. He first used intermediate technology, to describe technology designed with special consideration to the environmental, ethical, cultural, social, political, and economic aspects of the community it is intended for. The term changed to Appropriate Technology (AT) and became a movement encompassing technological choice and application that is about ’enoughness’, robustness and sustainable living. Although many associated projects involve the introduction of technology to developing countries, it is practised in a variety of contexts.