Critical about Critical and Speculative Design

Door: Matt Ward.

“Our current global conditions – climate crisis, global migration, resurgence of right wing populism, crumbling of democratic institutions, dramatic wealth inequality superpowered by “big tech”, gender inequality, white supremacy, and a growing mental health crisis (especially in young people) – create an environment where it’s difficult to feel that you have any agency. Caught in the headlights of a global death spiral, many students become overwhelmed by the sheer complexity of the world, where “doing good” or designing anything to have a positive impact seems futile or impossible.”