~design is potentially toxic glowing ether~

“fixing the world is not a designer’s problem”

{except it is}

{or should be}

if you’ve got the capacity to think about shit, you’ve got the capacity to think about changing shit. and yet, design in late capitalism is about vanity, about making yourself look like you’re doing good, about self-aggrandisation and indoctrinating participation into solutions you’ve created for problems that you don’t fully comprehend.
{we need humility}{we need to facilitate, not indoctrinate participation}the people who are ~experiencing~ and so ~understand~ the real and dangerous problems that exist in society are the ones who need the room to manouevre, the space to design their own solutions, because they are the ones who have been denied power thus far{designers have huge privilege}appreciate and accept humility as an important part of practice

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~design is potentially toxic glowing ether~

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