good design for a bad world

"For a long time it felt as if the design world had lost its moral compass, turning its back on social, political and environmental issues. Designers seemed instead to seek fame for its own sake and frittered their problem-solving talents on trivial or indulgent projects.
But it feels as if a collective conscience is emerging among designers, and a determination to make a difference," he continued. "Spurred perhaps by the twin political shocks of Brexit and Trump, designers are increasingly engaging with the big issues of the day through their work."

"For a long time I've wanted to draw attention to the ways that designers today are tackling major issues facing the world. Good Design for a Bad World will hopefully shine a spotlight on great work in this area and encourage others to follow suit."

Marcus Fairs, Dezeen founder

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