Shuffle the Futures

Ask who produces and reproduces the work – and address vulnerability

It is all too easy to lift design out of its systems of production and so to turn a blind eye to what and who has produced what you do. Think therefore about the many hands that go into what you are designing. Ask questions and address the vulnerabilities of others within the processes – because climate justice is always accompanied by social justice. If the work that you do puts other people into perilous, risky and precarious positions, then it is exploitative. It doesn’t matter how far away that exploitation is from you—you are implicated. While your profession might not have sufficient ethical codes, this does not mean that you cannot operate ethically yourself, and address conditions beyond the apparent limits of your discipline.
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