We as designers have an ability to provide perspective, to bring focus, and to share the tools that we use on a daily basis to align a group of disparate voices for a cause that is greater than our own.
When I look at the signs today, I see a very strong trend back to what I call tribalism, back to nation‐states, nationalism, religiosity, all those divisive forces that many intellectuals in the 1940s, ‘50s, thought were going to disappear gradually. That did not happen.
We feel that this is a good point to sort of take stock, do sort of a quick précis, if you will, of where we’ve gotten so far. Because I think we’ve got some really interesting places we weren’t necessarily expecting to get. And we’re seeing some interesting poles between different large groups of thinkers that we weren’t necessarily expecting.