From the ‘iron curtain’ to the ‘glass ceiling’, metaphors are one of the most powerful ways in which we frame the way we think.Â Yet one of the key concepts in environmentalism – sustainability – Â seems to be remarkably short of vivid metaphors.
So we asked some artists, writers, architects, cultural commentators, environmentalists, activists and scientists to come up with their own metaphors for sustainability.
Their suggestions are now appearing on our blog Ashdenizen
and they are also collected together on the Ashden Directory
along with a film of the first four people explaining their choice of metaphor.
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