How Design Can Respond to Environmental Crises

Between increasing natural disasters, rising sea levels and melting ice caps, a climate change-induced apocalypse seems very real and us humans—with our endless capacity for production and consumption—are responsible. But does creating always harm the planet or are there ways that creative design can foster the human instinct to produce without harming the planet? Can we foster commensalism (a symbiotic relationship between species in which no harm is done to either) and still make things? In MOLD’s new column, writer Cristina Carbajo explores this question, seeking to understand the complex relationship between design and environmental behavior. She writes, “Design is a vessel of hope that can reframe control by putting creative joy and environmental responsibility hand in hand. There is hope in acknowledging the responsibility of our daily design and buying decisions to reimagine an alternative future that nurtures our planet.” Read the full article at MOLD.

Image courtesy of Cristina Carbajo/MOLD