Shuffle the Futures

Design for emergence – because nothing is ever fixed

Emergence describes an ecological principle by which things combine in unexpected ways to create new conditions and outcomes. Don’t try to determine fixed endings by tying things down, but instead think about what your work might start, what energy it might make space for, what action it might enable. See design as a catalyst for others, humans and beyond-humans, to flourish. Allow the unexpected to happen; as the architect Florian Beigel once said, ‘design the rug, not necessarily the picnic.’