“Ecological collapse, economic inequality, neo-colonial exploitation in low-wage countries and on top of that a pandemic — the world is in the grip of scandals and crises. These are no surprises. For example, it has been fifty years since the Club of Rome predicted many of the current problems in The Limits to Growth. And each of those problems has a relationship with the design field.

We invited (writing) designers to give their vision on these themes in an essay. In the three-part podcast Designers write we discuss a total of six selected essays. “