Shuffle the Futures

Act circular before linear – in time as much as in stuff

Think in terms of the circular, breaking the hold of linear processes in which a ‘new’ thing is made, then used, and then disposed of in a relentless line from extraction to waste. Circular thinking avoids time’s arrow, which has led us to believe that we are forever marching from one state to another along the straight line of progress, leaving the past behind. The past still exists in the present. Design with the past in mind so that that you recuperate what is already there. Design with the future in mind so that what you produce can be kept in circulation.