There are dozens of conflicts ongoing around the world today, yet one of humanity’s most sought-after and valued conditions is peace. Peace is not simply the absence of war but a dynamic process that can be built, nurtured, and sustained for a more dignified life for all. In practice, both design and peacebuilding use communication, iteration, and an understanding of context to envision a world that is accepting of multiple voices and cultures. Acting together, they offer transformative responses to an unjust world.
Designing Peace features designers, activists, and artists working together to respond to increasingly urgent social, environmental, and economic crises. These stories explore how we might combine our creative forces to envision the future we want to live in and take action to create it.