Design as Future Making

Text entanglement

Historically design has pushed humans further from nature and seen nature as utilitarian. As Tham states, design has been the instrument that distinguishes humans from nature.47 Today, designers are working on design with nature practices that help ‘people develop a sense of treasuring nature’.48 More importantly designers should be working collaboratively with other disciplines and […]

Research Through Design – Data visualisations to support a commons-based future.

As part of my wider investigation into practices of commoning my recent research has involved working within my local community (Hastings, East Sussex, UK) and Transition Town group to design a festival of sustainable ideas called Sustainability on Sea festival. An act of commoning, collectively building social capital alongside new shared knowledge, the festival also […]

Reclaiming the commons

On my Masters in Sustainable Design, I’ve started exploring ideas around the Commons, access to and use of public space, and how design models might influence behaviour and perhaps even promote responsible attitudes to our environment. My poster, currently exhibited in the university, pieces together components that feel important: access to natural resources such as […]