How to we make sense of our shared human experience given that we seem trapped into the limited persona of the 'consumer'? Here we connect Sandel and Lapham through the concept of the "skyboxification" of life.
Welcome to the age of adhocracy. As the opposite of bureaucracy, adhocracy cuts across accepted conventions and power structures to capture opportunities, self-organize and develop new and unexpected methodologies of production.
Cities thrive when they successfully service our basic needs with intelligence and simplicity. Recovering from 60 years of automobile-focused development and sprawl, urban planners are taking things in the right direction—backwards.
Dan Hill on “dark matter”: a term borrowed from the historian Wouter Vanstiphout referring to the hidden mass of policies and power that affect decision-making, the process, as well as the success or failure of projects.
As we know, the iPhone is ‘designed in California, made in China,’ but maybe it needs a new label: ‘Made in China—and a few other places.’ How traditional ways of measuring global trade fail to reflect underlying complexities.
A big issue with our prevalent production model is that the cost of disposal of obsolete goods is excluded from profit calculations. In most cases, it means that cost is either ignored or passed on to society. Enter: the circular economy.