The Imperial Sensorium

By dismantling the world built upon the nuclear order and cybernetics, and embracing the irreducible complexity of a world that refuses its absorption within their narrow-minded categories, we might be able to build real, local and just responses to crises.
An essay by Benjamin Royer.

Toward Re-Entanglement:
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 Potificial Academy of Sciences in Vatican City, 9-10 June 2022.

The Interspecies Assemblies

In June, our friends at Furtherfield held the in-person Interspecies Assemblies, an immersive fiction that looks at what it would be like if other species were to rise up and demand equal rights with humans. As part of The Treaty of Finsbury Park 2025.

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.

Expectations as Reality

On the collapse of the Western Art and Design School.
A guest essay by Silvio Lorusso.

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.

Underscore:
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.