A distinguished panel of speakers at the Sustainable living: Professional Approaches to Housework conference discussed the negative image of housework and how it can be given a 21st-century makeover to rid it of the negative connotations in modern culture of “drudgery”, “repetition” or of “women chained to a kitchen sink”.
During day two of the Sustainable Living: Professional Approaches to Housework international conference speakers and panellists drew from their different realms of professional and academic expertise to explore the important role the homemaker plays in social sustainability.
At the CSR conference, Mr. Sanderson spoke mainly in terms of macroeconomics and gave global examples of the potential benefits of CSR and in doing so he created a parallelism between the influence a company can have in the world and the contribution of the home to society.
What is the link between home economics and a sustainable society? There are many who would say not much. The three speakers at the Home Renaissance Foundation symposium held in May 2009 in the IESE Business School, Barcelona, had a lot to argue against this general consensus.
Home Renaissance Foundation international conference, From House to Home, architects and urbanists, as well as experts in the fields of economy, sociology, business management –and even a museum director – gathered to answer the question, ‘What makes a house a home?’