Stories

We publish a wide range of stories on a weekly basis, including articles and essays produced by fellowship participants, transcripted lectures, and original pieces by the Futuress team, often in collaboration with partner organizations.

Learning

We offer a lively monthly program of online workshops, lectures, panel discussions, and networking events around the politics of design.

Community

We are a globally-dispersed team of mostly womxn and non-binary designers, writers, journalists, editors, researchers, educators, artists, activists, and beyond.

Together we are stronger! depatriarchise design and Futuress have merged!

Together we are stronger! depatriarchise design and Futuress have merged!

depatriarchise design and Futuress have been steady collaborators for a long time. Even before the Diversity Issues text and the Coding Resistance Fellowship, our two platforms have been supporting each other in being the killjoys of design. After many long coffees, emergency venting calls, and books gifted and exchanged, it


depatriarchise design and Futuress have been steady collaborators for a long time. Even before the Diversity Issues text and the Coding Resistance Fellowship, our two platforms have been supporting each other in being the killjoys of design. After many long coffees, emergency venting calls, and books gifted and exchanged, it became clear that we share the same goal, which is—to echo the words of adrienne maree brown: “shaping the future we long for and have not yet experienced.” Knowing that feminist work is first and foremost a collective endeavor, we decided to permanently join forces to connect and amplify intersecting communities. So… drumroll, please! As of October 2021, Futuress is now run by the non-profit association depatriarchise design, based in Basel, Switzerland. Maya Ober and Nina Paim share the role of co-directors, a decision meant to institute dialogue, difference, and care into the daily practice of steering the Futuress ship.