Ecuador, Open Knowledge, and ‘Buen Vivir’: Interview With Michel Bauwens
John Thackara interviews Michel Bauwens, founder of the P2P Foundation, is to lead a strategic policy project for Ecuador’s government called Free/Libre Open Knowledge (FLOK), also known as the social knowledge economy
Designing an Educational Breakthrough
A new initiative recruits young adults to create ways to promote adolescent literacy
Architecture Research Office
Interview with Stephen Cassell and Adam Yarinsky on the occasion of their National Design Award
The High-Tech Permaculture Metabolic Engine Greenhouse
Interview with industrial ecologist Eva Gladek about a net-zero-impact urban farm system called Polydome.
A Voice for LGBTQ in the Middle East
Interview with Esra'a Al Shafei, founder of Ahwaa, a portal for LGBTQ issues in the Middle East
Can't Live With It, Can't Get Rid of It
Interview with Susan Freinkel, author of Plastic: A Toxic Love Story
Educating for a Future Within Our Sight
Interview with Rita J. King about reimagining the future of education and work.
Alex Steffen: Worldchanging II
Interview with Alex Steffen on the new edition of his book Worldchanging
Africa: Where Events Are King
John Thackara interviews Mugendi M’Rithaa.
Helping People Help Their Narratives
Interview with Andrew McGregor, founder of The Tiziano Project
A conversation with WORKac architect Dan Wood about design, food and cities.
Degrees of Temporary
Interview with Claudia Zanfi, co-founder of the cultural organization aMAZElab in Milan.
Tinkers, Hackers, Farmers, Crafters
Interview with Emeka Okafor, founder of Maker Faire Africa.
"But Teacher! That’s Not Design!"
Interview with Portuguese communication designer Barbara Alves about teaching in Mozambique.
Interview with design educator Halldór Gíslason about his work in Mozambique.
Finding Innovation in Every Corner
Interview with management expert Anil Gupta, who seeks to reduce poverty by finding, broadcasting and nurturing examples of innovation among India's poor.
Interview with Casey Jones, director of design excellence and the arts for the U.S. General Services Administration.
New Grub Street
Interview with photorapher Jonas Bendiksen following the opening of his exhibition "The Places We Live."
John Thackara Answers Your Questions
John Thackara answers questions from the readers of DESIGN 21.
Design & Development: Interview with 4baq
John Thakra discusses sustainability, design and development with 4baq.
Pressed into Service
Interview with Lincoln Cushing, co-author of Agitate! Educate! Organize!: American Labor Posters.
Get Out of Your Tents!
In an interview with OK Do, John Thackara urges us to do real things in the real world.
Design for (Im)mobility: Interview with Domus
John Thackera defines and explains the importance of ethnoecology.
Cities, Design and Democracy: Conversation with Sunil Abraham in Cluster
John Thackara and Sunil Abraham sit down for an in-depth interview with Cluster Magazine.