Scholarly, poetic, surprising, and visually lush, each issue of Harvard Design Magazine opens a door onto design’s role in today’s culture. This issue, “No Sweat”, is about work.
As many jobs become obsolete, and as populations are displaced under the pressures of climate change and political turmoil, the boundaries of the workplace are shifting in space and time. Though some claim that a world without work is on the horizon, “labour saving” innovations are enmeshed with human exploitation, and housework and care work remain at the crux of persistent inequalities. “No Sweat” challenges designers to imagine a world in which a novel ethics of labour can emerge.
In this issue: