chapter  12
11 Pages

Bridging counter-culture grassroots initiatives with design

WithSpyros Bofylatos

By deconstructing these initiatives and getting to their core, we are able to bridge this with design practices and engage in a meaningful dialogue. This process is by no means finite but the aim is to engage the design community in a dialogue and critique of both design and activism, in the context of transcending the existing society into a more open collaborative and democratic one. Design has already begun to embody the shift of values, and if we are to overcome the structural shortcomings of Modernity then we have to reevaluate the role of designers within society.