Recommended ReadsJune 26th, 2019

Self-care isn’t enough. We need community care to thrive.

Ryley Lawson
Ryley Lawson, Senior Design Researcher

A good friend recently sent me this article on community care – a quick and easy intro to a topic I’m really passionate about. Next week, a group of us are hosting an event titled Designers Anonymous: A community of care, a space to talk about our own wellbeing in the context of neoliberal atomisation, under which design practitioners are celebrated more and more as self-contained, individual change-makers.

The event is part of an ongoing experiment with an important thought: that design as a practice cannot be separated from the values, goals, dreams and intentions of the people that make up local design communities. We are in this together, we should talk about that, and this article is a good place to start.


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