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.

Creating anti-hegemonic networks: Futuress nominated for the 2021 Swiss Design Awards!

Creating anti-hegemonic networks: Futuress nominated for the 2021 Swiss Design Awards!

Futuress was nominated for this year’s Swiss Design Awards, and invited to present our work in the form of an exhibition. But how can we present the intangible work of a transnational feminist platform for design politics? And how to do it specifically in the context of a design


Futuress was nominated for this year’s Swiss Design Awards, and invited to present our work in the form of an exhibition. But how can we present the intangible work of a transnational feminist platform for design politics? And how to do it specifically in the context of a design prize that has historically foregrounded abstract and problematic notions such as “merit,” “quality,” and “good design”? Our solution: we used the chance to come together as a community and claim space, being the killjoys of design that we are. Together, we tagged, graffitied, and drew—while dancing and laughing a lot. Our wall was messy, imperfect, and rebellious—just like us! But it was also beautiful, full of joy and a lust for life. In the end, we didn’t win the prize, but we won the hearts of many who stopped by! On the last Friday of the exhibition, we were joined by Naomi Samake and Ana Santos from the Racial Justice Student Collective for an open discussion on anti-hegemonic networks, moderated by our friend Jonas Berthod.