Nomad Magazine Issue 9 is available now on loremnotipsum.com. Do we need a revolution? This question is asked by Thomas Stocker in his essay ‚Melting Ice‘ that is accompanied by a photo essay of expedition photographer Fridolin Walcher, showing spectacular photographs of Glaciers in Greenland and Switzerland. Geologist Andreas Sanders provides the broader picture and explains the history of climate change in the article ‚Climate Change in the Anthropocene‘. In this context philosopher Mara Recklies reflects on the role of design in the current global situation – ‚Is good design still good for us? And was it ever?’. We embarked on dialogues with ground-breaking visionaries of a new form of design. We interviewed Futurefarmers in San Francisco, Wang & Söderström in Copenhagen, Sabine Marcelis in Rotterdam, Studio Formafantasma in Amsterdam, Natsai Audrey Chieza in London and Olivier Saillard in Paris.
We also talked to Dom Bridges, founder of Haeckels, an English skincare brand based on natural ingredients from the Margate coast, to Joachim H. Blickhäuser in Munich on the transparency of the new BMW logo and the remarkable decision by the BMW Group to focus its corporate direction on sustainability and resource conservation in the future, to Andreas Murkudis in Berlin about sustainable quality and consumer behaviour and to the world-renowned visionary thinker and design curator Paola Antonelli from MoMA New York.
Nomad is a magazine for design and society. It views design as a process of shaping the future and as a catalyst for social developments and individual lifestyles. Nomad magazine seeks to change the perspective of design from its status as something extraordinary to a more run-of-the-mill concept, as this gives rise to natural appreciation. Alongside a focus on the end result of the design process and the designers themselves, other aspects are explored through which the effects and future potential of design culture for individuals and society as a whole are investigated within the framework of a broader understanding of design. In this way, Nomad seeks to take new stances. Nomad offers views on a wide range of standpoints: personal and economic, cultural and global. This means that Nomad covers a wide range of subjects, in which design, social and lifestyle issues are inspirationally juxtaposed with questions on designing the future. Nomad is a magazine for new design culture, business affairs and contemporary lifestyle.
Contents: Nomad Magazine – Issue 9
WANG & SÖDERSTRÖM
FORMS OF AMAZEMENT
HAECKELS – DOM BRIDGES
OUR BURNING PLANET
IS GOOD DESIGN STILL GOOD FOR US? AND WAS IT EVER?
NATSAI AUDREY CHIEZA
CAN BIOLOGY FIX IT?
AMY FRANCESCHINI & LODE VRANKEN
TIME – PLACE – SITUATION
ANDREA TRIMARCHI & SIMONE FARRESIN
BACK TO THE FUTURE
RETHINKING THE WAY WE CONSUME
JOACHIM H. BLICKHÄUSER
LOGO – ART OR SCIENCE?