Inspirations

Selection of inspiring books, writings, talks, projects, documentaries, and photographs.

Books

Thinking in Systems: Donella H. Meadows, Diana Wright
Weltentwerfen: Friedrich von Borries
Doughnut Economics: Kate Raworth
The Good Ancestor: Roman Krznaric
Dark Matter and Trojan Horses: Dan Hill
Homo Deus: Yuval Noah Harari
Einblicke, Ausblicke, Weitblicke: Reinhold Popp, Nele Fischer, Maria Heiskanen-Schüttler, Jana Holz, André Uhl
Company of One: Paul Jarvis
Würde: Gerald Hüther
Speculative Everything: Anthony Dunne, Fiona Raby
Generative Gestaltung: Benedikt Groß, Hartmut Bohnacker, Julia Laub, Claudius Lazzeroni
Designing Your Life: Bill Burnett, Dave Evans

Writings

A New Land Contract: Alastair Parvin
Just Design: Cameron Tonkinwise
The inspired inefficiency of technology done properly: Dan Hill
61 Glimpses of the Future: Jan Chipchase
An Overview of Futures Research for Designers: Deepshikha Dash
Blockchain, the amazing solution for almost nothing: Jesse Frederik

Talks

Designing for Happiness in a Complex World: J. Paul Neeley
Why we need to imagine different futures: Anab Jain
Plan Z - A case for redesign: Marco Steinberg
Envisioning A Sustainable World: Donella H. Meadows
This country isn't just carbon neutral — it's carbon negative: Tshering Tobgay
The boring revolution: Indy Johar
How art, technology and design inform creative leaders: John Maeda
The shape-shifting future of the mobile phone: Fabian Hemmert
Why humans run the world: Yuval Noah Harari
Data, art and new ways of understanding the world: Pau García
Preventing the Collapse of Civilization: Jonathan Blow
Computers can see. Now what?: Joseph Redmon

Projects

WikiHouse: James Arthur, Beatrice Galilee, Nick Ierodiaconou, Alastair Parvin
Hundred Rabbits: Rekka Bellum, Devine Lu Linvega
Die Zukunftsbauer: Aileen Moeck
Fab City Global Initiative: Tomas Diez, Liz Corbin, Julie Hjort, Christian Villum, Vasilis Niaros, ...
Low-Tech Magazine: Kris De Decker
Processing: Casey Reas, Ben Fry
The Global Village Construction Set: Marcin Jakubowski
Envelope: Clara Gaggero Westaway, Adrian Westaway
Parlia: Turi Munthe, J. Paul Neeley
Tactical Tech: Stephanie Hankey, Marek Tuszynski
The Long Time Project: Ella Saltmarshe, Beatrice Pembroke

Documentaries

The Human Scale: Andreas Dalsgaard
The Salt of the Earth: Sebastião Salgado, Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado
alphabet: Erwin Wagenhofer
Everybody Street: Cheryl Dunn

Photographs

Work: Jack Davison
Istanbul: City of 100 Names: Alex Webb
Paradise: Bruno V. Roels
Subway: Bruce Davidson
Peak: Bastiaan Woudt
Qualia: Daniel Zvereff