Everything is getting really weird, really fast. 2023 has been a year marked by extremes: floods, fires, air temperatures, water temperatures, AI, and wars. 2022 was also an outlier. And 2024? Most likely, it will not be an apocalypse. It will be all of us and every other being on the planet attempting to adapt to a volatile present. Yet, we are not ready. What does good, just, and sustainable practice look like now?
Justin W. Cook is a strategic designer working on problem sets found in climate, health, and governance. He is Director of Center for Complexity at Rhode Island School of Design, a platform for research and experimentation. Formerly, at the Finnish Innovation Fund he focused Finnish society on sustainability and wellbeing. He received a Master of Architecture from Harvard.
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