"No pace like home"
By Kim Palmer, Star Tribune, May 6, 2008
Dean Tom Fisher is cited in this article covering slow design, an emerging design movement centered on handmade quality elements. "Architects and designers are under such pressure that it's more like super-fast design," Fisher told Palmer. "But if you call it sustainable design, green design, participatory design, that is going on locally." Fisher also got the last word in the article: "We're in the middle of a huge transformation in attitude. We're so materialistic, yet we dispose of the things we have. We can't continue to consume and waste resources on things we're going to throw away."