Book launch: Danish Design Heritage & Global Sustainability

Book launch
November 1, 2023

Dissing+Weitling share mobility cases in the new book Danish Design Heritage & Global Sustainability by Ditte Lysgaard Vind.

  • The new book Danish Design Heritage & Global Sustainability by Ditte Lysgaard Vind is now available.

    The book offers insights into the origins of the much-celebrated Danish design tradition and how it can be employed to create design solutions to address today’s environmental crisis using the planetary boundaries as positive creative constraints.

    How to inspire people to change personal transportation habits

    Dissing+Weitling was invited to share mobility cases and thoughts on how bicycle infrastructure can incentivize citizen’s adoption of environmentally sustainable mobility.

    (...) What seems to be an underlying Danish principle in these projects [The Bicycle Snake and Xiamen Bicycle Skyway] is the understanding of infrastructure being public space and therefore belonging to all of us – it is where we meet and interact, and it is an important part of what tie communities together and creates coherence between us as individuals.

    When treated with attention and respect, and from a people-centric viewpoint, designing public infrastructure and the public spaces in connection with it can have a great impact on many people’s lives. Architecture has the power to revitalise run-down areas, to make life more fun and to make it safer. A well-designed solution can reinvigorate local infrastructure and possess an architectural value, making people proud of it for as long as it stands.

    “Architecture must be a catalyst for everyday joy! Dissing+Weitling has an extensive knowledge and passion for urban adjustment, bridge works, strategic landscape and city design, and we use our insights to ensure that the quality of environment enhances the urban realm and create inviting spaces for everyday use. What we want and what we bring to the world is extraordinary everyday spaces. We believe that inspiring people to change behavior and modify their personal transportation habits can have huge positive impact on our climate.”

    Tine Holmboe, Managing Director, Dissing+Weitling"

    From Danish Design Heritage & Global Sustainability, by Lotte Lysgaard Vind. Published October 23, 2023 by Routledge.

  • Launch
    From the left: Laura Storm, Helle Søholt, Sara Nassehi Nejad, Kathrine Hagemann Snabe, Ditte Lysgaard Vind, Nicolaj Reffstruo, Jens Martin Skibsted, Mads Kogsgaard Hansen, Tine Holmboe, Dan Stubbergaard.