Launching June 1, Undesign is our podcast untangling the world’s problems and redesigning the outlook of our future together. Undesign’s inaugral episode will be unveiled next week.
You are listening to Undesign and I’m your host, Kosta Lucas.
Do you feel overwhelmed by the challenges we face in society? I definitely do.
- Fighting for racial justice: “If you’re an active ally, your outcome is about changing. It’s not about how quickly things get done.” (Fadzi Whande, Episode 8)
- Protecting access to free knowledge: “It’s incredibly generous to, to participate in free knowledge because you’re basically making a donation to human understanding.” (Zack McCune, Episode 2)
- Supporting genuine Indigenous empowerment: “That’s that idea for a lot of people and they can only see Indigenous empowerment through a lens of assimilation.” (Luke Pearson, Episode 7)
- Preventing violent extremism: “We can’t algorithm our way out of violent extremism, violent extremism, predates the internet.” (Erin Saltman, Episode 1)
…or any other big picture issue, it can be hard to know where to start or what issue to care about. Maybe even whether to care at all. We call them “wicked problems” for a reason. They are many. They endure. And they evolve.
But those are not reasons to give up. Those are actually reasons to keep looking for where you fit best. This is why we started Undesign: our conversation series with the thinkers and doers from around the world who are trying to design new futures, particularly for those people who really need them right now.
As your guide, my goal is not only to untangle the big ticket issues of today with the people doing the work, but also to help you find the place and space where you can create your own impact. If there is one thing I’ve learnt so far by doing this, it’s that there is not one silver bullet for fixing the world’s problems. There is plenty that you can do in your own corner of the world: with your family and friends, with your colleagues, with your communities.
Because when it comes to making the world a better place for those who need tomorrow to be better than today, our promise to you is this: we can all be designers for our world’s futures.
Undesign is proudly brought to you by DrawHistory, a strategy and design consultancy for social change. You can find Undesign wherever you get your podcasts, and be sure to visit our Undesign page at drawhistory.com for more information.