We live in a world that’s constantly redesigned.

Today’s redesign is tomorrow’s vintage look. No big deal. But times of crisis rapidly change the picture. Suddenly, the whole world is in dire need of a proper redesign. From capitalism to communication, from work to supply chains, from cities to office space – it’s hard to find an area of our lives that’s not due for an overhaul. ‘The Great Redesign’, the latest edition of the NEXT book series wants to tackle these issues together with acclaimed authors.

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This is a challenge, but also a huge opportunity.

Every redesign needs a plan. This is about goals and objectives, about resources and timing, about milestones and outcomes. What kind of change do we need to achieve this?

What’s inside the book:

Unchain the human in the global value chain – by Payal Arora
In search of better worlds – by Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg
A can of worms or a foundational asset? Covid-19 and the implications for future studies – by Sohail Inayatullah
Designs for Life – by David Mattin
The Great Transition – by Albert Wenger
Rhinos, gluttony, and quantum states: Re-imagining the right now – by Miriam Meckel and Léa Steinacker
Gaianomics, or The Self-Designing Earth – by Rafael Kaufmann

To design a better world.

Solar’s future is insanely cheap – by Ramez Naam
Mind your metaphor – by Ben Sauer
Future of work: The five opportunities and threats of today’s crisis – by Laëtitia Vitaud
Zero Gravity in Innovation? – by Axel Averdung and Kristina Bonitz
Don’t call time on the megacity – by Azeem Azhar
Covid-19 and forced experiments – by Benedict Evans
Redesigning Technology for the Art of Human Connection – by Pamela Pavliscak
Now is the time to design our futures – by Thomas Müller

Edited by Matthias Schrader and Volker Martens, ‘The Great Redesign’’ are now available for pre-order, wherever books are sold. Both the German and English edition will be released on October 20, 2020.

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Meet the authors