What needs writing about? Where? And, how does one get paid for doing so? The first one is easy, says John: describe humanity’s new place in a catabolically challenged world— and use stories from the field to do so. Concerning where: do this in the bioregion of your choice—and consider speaking the words in a place rather than press “send.” For John’s revelations on the money question: see you in the SVA theatre at 1:45 p.m.
John Thackara writes, lectures and organizes conferences about design’s role in driving social change. He is the author of In The Bubble: Designing In A Complex World (MIT Press) and of a widely read blog, doorsofperception.com. As director of Doors of Perception, Thackara organizes festivals around the world, at a city-region scale, in which communities imagine sustainable futures—and take practical steps to realize them. In 2007, he was program director of Designs of the time (Dott) a new social innovation biennial in England. He was commissioner of City Eco Lab at Cite du Design in St Etienne, France, in 2008, and at Halifax, Nova Scotia in 2009. He lives in France.
The School of Visual Arts MFA Design Criticism Department presented “Crossing the Line: The 2010 D-Crit Conference" organized by graduating D-Crit students at the SVA Theatre in New York City on Friday, April 30 2010.