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 Wants︎



Written with earnest intentions amid challenging times.
Trevor Embury, July 11, 2022.