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.

Does Design Care? Futuress at the Porto Design Biennale!

Could design be reimagined as a care practice? This question lies at the core of Alter-Care, a journal edited by Cherry-Ann Davis and Nina Paim, on behalf of Futuress for the 2021 Porto Design Biennial. Acknowledging the violent colonial entanglements of Portugal, the duo populated the issue with the ideas


Does Design Care? Futuress at the Porto Design Biennale!

Could design be reimagined as a care practice? This question lies at the core of Alter-Care, a journal edited by Cherry-Ann Davis and Nina Paim, on behalf of Futuress for the 2021 Porto Design Biennial. Acknowledging the violent colonial entanglements of Portugal, the duo populated the issue with the ideas of Brazilian designers, artists, curators, and thinkers who are deeply committed to inclusivity, participation, and collaboration: Zoy Anastassakis and Marcos Martins wrote about their experience of co-directing ESDI, the Industrial Design University in Rio de Janeiro; in a long-form interview, curator Keyna Eleison discusses the violence embedded in Eurocentric notions of care; Indigenous artist and designer Denilson Baniwa imagined how Rio would look through forest regeneration—interweaving existing infrastructure and Indigenous knowledge—and finally, the editors Cherry-Ann and Nina co-wrote Does Design Care? problematizing design’s recent interest in care!