. In addition to this blog, he is the author of twelve books including
From March 2002 to September 2010, John Thackara sent out a monthly email newsletter: Doors of Perception Report. The newsletter contained short, opinionated texts about social innovation and design.
Does the world need a professional development program to support designers, architects and design professors making a fundamental transition to a new kind of design? To explore that question, Doors of Perception has launched an enquiry with the working title
. An xskool encounter took place at West Lexham in the UK last weekend. It was a wonderful experience, but a question remains open: was last weekend's positive energy, attention, and mindfulness a happy fluke? Or could one reproduce the conditions that nurtured them? In which ways might xskool be an intentional part of 'the change we wish to see in the world'? A next discussion is in New York City on the morning [09-12h] of Wednesday 8 June. It's hosted by hosted by Cameron Tonkinwise at Parsons. If you would care to join us, email me at: john at doorsofperception dot com
Three perplexing, related issues: The notion that we are living in a ‘desert of the real’; What the desert of the real has meant for environmental communications; Alternative ways of knowing and being in the world and what these might mean for design.
Designing In A Complex World: Two Talks In Mexico City
Two upcoming talks from John Thackara in Mexico City.
Ways of Knowing
John Thackara's contrubution to the book Gallery of the Senses
, that explores the ways we expereince the contemporary world through sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch.
Speed? What Speed? Prisoners of Speed, by Ivan Illich
Ivan Illich on being prisoners of the idea of speed.
Speed? What Speed? The Belly-Dance Drummer, by Matthias Rieger
Matthias Rieger with some remarks about speed from a belly-dance drummer’s point of view.
Speed? What Speed? The Falcon, by Sebastian Trapp
Field biologist Sebastian Trapp on Frederic the Second's book, On the Art of Hunting with Birds.