W3 Consumption

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Mandatory Materials

The mandatory materials for this week need to be watched, listened to and read in preparation for the seminar.

Enriching Materials

Besides the mandatory materials, we would like to show you some other items that are a great source of inspiration. These are not mandatory for the course, but still worth checking out!



Veritasium. (2021, March 26). This is why we can’t have nice things [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5v8D-alAKE

Isaacson, W., & Miller, W. (Hosts). (2017, December 6). Toys: Toy to the World [Audio podcast episode]. In Trailblazers. https://www.delltechnologies.com/en-us/perspectives/podcasts-trailblazers-s01-e19-toys-technology/

The Story of Stuff Project. (2009, April 22). The Story of Stuff [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9GorqroigqM

Trentmann, F. (2016, November 29). How Humans Became Consumers. The Atlantic. https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2016/11/how-humans-became-consumers/508700/



The School of Life. (2016, October 7). HISTORY OF IDEAS – Consumerism [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-Unq3R–M0

Channel 11. (2017, June 4). Ch4 Grayson Perry Divided Britain [Video]. Dailymotion. https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x5p2mjs

Tips ?

If you have an interesting article, podcast, video, or another material that fits this topic, let us know below! We’ll check it out and maybe add it to the page.