A Whole New Cloth: Politics and the Fashion System

In fashion, despite more than 400 eco labels, an incremental ‘do less harm’ approach has addressed the symptoms, but not the principal cause, of our difficulties: an economy based on perpetual growth in a finite world. A new and global ‘leave things better’ politics affirms our co-dependency with living systems and the biosphere. The Commons, and […]

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Design Grammars for Health and Care

Health and wellbeing are properties of social-ecological systems – so how you design in those?

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Twelve Service Design Resources

Books, networks, blogs, tools, events – and a wiki

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Design and Energy: Thirteen Great Writers

Including a physicist, a mathematician, an actuary, an ecologist, a stoic, and a Druid.

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100 Locally Needed Skills

From fish smokers to button makers – there’s so much to do.

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The Five Skills Of A Resilience Impresario

How to develop a shared vision among multiple stakeholders – and the other capabilities we need.

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Design for Good: Eight Rules of Engagement

So you want to do good? Here’s how to avoid the sloppy assumptions that can underly ‘design for development’.

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Eight Commons Design Principles


Rules that would prevent us from over-harvesting the Commons.

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12 Principles Guiding An Holistic, True Cost, Economy

When and how to choose between ownership, stewardship, and partnership.

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