Design for Desirable Futures

Design for Desirable Futures

2019 will be the last year that feels normal. We have entered the Anthropocene, an era where human impact became a geological force able to shape the planet, the climate and dynamics of the living.

Modern design is a direct actor in the acceleration of production and consumption cycles and has contributed to the exploitation of natural resources. We designers have often lost our link to the systemic and political aspects of our practice. Willingly or not, we have helped shape this world that finds itself on the verge of collapse.

We see in the Anthropocene a powerful invitation to tackle how we shape our daily life and future, together. We invite you for a chat about commons, community design, cooperation, resilience, open design, permaculture… We will share with you our very first version of design heuristics for a new practice of design. Let's empower ourselves with an open set of tools designed for building desirable futures. Let's reboot and rebuild sustainable and common futures.


Marie-Cécile Paccard

May 24, 2019