Hi, Kevin here.

As you may already know, we recently invited members of the community to collaborate on a piece about “the state of design” –the many whispers of doom and crisis– to open up the discussion to a diversity of voices and perspectives.

The contributions are now being released at the rate of one per day. Follow the series and read all the contributions here.

State of Design - Design & Critical Thinking
A collection of essays reflecting on the current landscape of design and of the role of the designer.

In the meantime, please join us for an online event to continue the discussion! ​We invite the broader design community, practitioners and professionals alike to come and discuss with us the state of design, its strengths and limitations, its present and future.

The State of Design 2024, an open discussion

Friday 26 April, 5 pm to 6:30 pm CET

Register to the online event

Good stuff incoming!

Stay tuned and be prepared to read very interesting takes on the state of design in the coming days.

“Damn good stuff, sir”
You know when it's good.

I have to say I am very impressed by the amount of effort and quality each of the contributors have put in their work despite the short deadline!

So, the initial idea was to publish all contributions into one single long-form article, but after consideration, we changed plans given the length of most contributions. This would have been otherwise barely digestible and therefore would have diluted the quality work of our members.

So the current plan is for each contribution to be published as a standalone post, so expect your inbox to be filled in with very good quality content in the coming days –courtesy of our generous contributors. This will ensure you have the opportunity to read each contribution at your convenience and get a chance to understand different perspectives.

The good stuff
Indeed, you know.

Thanks for reading, and thanks to all of you, dear members of this community, without whom this would have been possible!

Kevin from Design & Critical Thinking.