The future of sustainability put before your eyes
John Thackara, one of the current leading voices in sustainability, discusses his latest book with Chief Curator Justin McGuirk. Aiming to reignite mainstream discussions about sustainability in both theory and practice, Thackara draws on real world examples to argue that it is possible to live a rich and fulfilling life based on stewardship rather than exploitation of the natural environment. In the eagerness to find big solutions to global challenges, is the creativity generated when people work together and in harmony with the world around them too often ignored? Joining him to debate the future of sustainability will be Justin McGuirk, Chief Curator of the museum and author of Verso’s Radical Cities. Tickets entitle you to visit Designs of the Year before the talk starts at 7pm.
"John Thackara is one of the most respected thinkers on social and sustainable design. Among commentators on design he really stands apart for his study of systems that can offer an alternative to the globalised market economics that we know to be damagin