Talking Shit About a Pretty Sunset... is a manifesto of sorts for (D)esign and our collective future.
︎︎︎ Design must encompass a new circulation of thinking and acting.
︎︎︎ Design must look beyond capitalist/modernist agendas.
︎︎︎ Design is more than a tool for the commercial sector.
︎︎︎ Design is inherently exclusionary—the grand narratives of design history tell us this.
︎︎︎ Design is ALWAYS political never innocent.
︎︎︎ Design must understand its ontological dimensions.
︎︎︎ Design as a common practice sustains unsustainability.
︎︎︎ Design is entirely social.
︎︎︎ Design must consider the potential of undesign.
︎︎︎ Design is funadamentally part of the problem—it offers few solutions.
︎︎︎ Design is a form of critical and philosophical inquiry.
︎Needs not Wants︎
Written with earnest intentions amid challenging times.
Trevor Embury, July 11, 2022.