How to Thrive in the Next Economy: Designing Tomorrow's World Today
Can design save the world? Can it provide practical solutions to global challenges—climate change, poverty, insufficient healthcare—that threaten our way of life? Author John Thackara has spent a lifetime roving the globe, and in this clear-eyed but ultimately optimistic book, he argues that, in our eagerness to find big technological solutions, we have ignored the astonishing creativity generated when people work together, in harmony with the world around them. Displays an inspiring range of examples, from a temple-led water management system in Bali that dates back hundreds of years to an innovative e-bike collective in Vienna. Hshows that below the radar of the mainstream media there are global communities replacing the economy from the ground up. Chapters are devoted to land and water management, housing, what we eat, what we wear, our health, how and why we travel—and demonstrate that it is possible to live a rich, fulfilling life based on stewardship of nature....
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