Alternative Practice

The design field has arrived at a critical juncture where climate change, white supremacy, and inequity can no longer be ignored. Designer’s roles, methods, approaches, and responsibilities have been entrenched for decades. The Alternative Practice Agency will chronicle individuals, agencies, labs, collectives, and research teams in design working outside of traditional modes. This project’s foundation is a collection of portraits that aims to detail how design professionals are reimagining practice itself to better address the inherent failures of our social, political, and environmental systems. Only by providing alternative paths to practice can these systems be re-designed. The world is in desperate need of radical design solutions but traditional methods continue to step in the way of real change. Innovative alternative practices must be studied, supported, networked, and properly equipped to make more meaningful and collective change.

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