Design the Future – Cameron Tonkinwise
Design the Future Lecture Featuring Cameron Tonkinwise, Associate Professor and Director of Design Studies and Doctoral Studies at Carnegie Mellon University’s School of Design.
The distance between commercial businesses and more informal social relations has been blurred with rise of Sharing Economies. These new ways of resourcing everyday life are perhaps the first significant socioeconomic changes within consumer capitalism to arise from digital systems. As such, Sharing Economies represent examples of Interaction Design restructuring society. However, the potential of sharing economies to fundamentally change what we understand by work and community has quickly been co-opted by the Rentier Class. This explored whether Interaction Design could retrieve the potential of Sharing Economies to transition our societies toward more sustainable futures.