The Para-Real: A Manifesto
The Fragile Green Future
A field report from the NDC team's trip to the European Forest Institute’s Scientific Seminar in Barcelona.
We must reinvent the fundamentals upon which technology is built, lest they further enable reactionary power structures and their ringleaders.
Memory in Uncertainty: Web preservation in the polycrisis
A major research report on the threats and opportunities for web preservation practice and tooling in a multi-crisis world.
A New Platform For NDC
Browse our new research platform and support us by becoming a founding NDC Member.
The Para Real
A research series about subcultures and solidarity networks building livelihoods in spite of platform exploitation, austerity and crisis. Produced with C/O Berlin.
The Imperial Sensorium
By dismantling the world built upon the nuclear order and cybernetics, we might be able to build real, local and just responses to crises.
An essay by Benjamin Royer.
Expectations as Reality
On the collapse of the Western Art and Design School.
A guest essay by Silvio Lorusso.
A charter for the city and the Earth
New Design Congress is proud to co-author a charter for the healthy and regenerative re-connection of human activity with the Earth’s natural systems. Presented with Bauhaus Earth at the Pontifical Academy of Sciences in Vatican City, 9-10 June 2022.
The Limits to Digital Consent
Understanding the risks and limitations of ethical consent and data collection for underrepresented communities.
Digital Resilience & War in Ukraine
New Models interviews Cade Diehm about digital infrastructure resilience in a time of network upheaval as the world responds to Russia’s escalation of the war in Ukraine.
Rethinking Digital Identity
Drawing inspiration from our work into digital identity, our friends at Ink & Switch protoyped Backchannel: an alternative digital identity that is collaborative, user-friendly and resistant to attack.
NDC x Adam Greenfield
A provocative discussion with author Adam Greenfield on digital infrastructures and power.
Leave the surveillance economy—together
Self sovereign creative infrasturcture fon collaboration, events and community. Designed by New Design Congress and partners for non-profits, communities and organisations whose work depends on visually engaging and safe public spaces.