This paper has been presented at Cumulus Conference
2008, Jinan China, July 2008
Extreme and Opposite
Direction: An observation of grassroots social innovation towards sustainable and harmonious society in China
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Keyword: Creative community, social innovation, service design, collaborative network, sustainability
This paper reports a phenomenological research of Chinese grassroots social innovations and a pilot investigation on the nature of them and how to promote them in the context of China. Based on results from the research project Creative
Communities for Sustainable Lifestyle（CCSL）, three cases are analyzed as emerging sustainable lifestyle. Furthermore, paper offers several discussions in services ideas and contents, rebound of industrialization and design role in promotion.