Excellent article in Current journal about design activism from Ann Thorpe, as she describes:
'Over the past few years, I’ve been sitting in audiences and on the occasional stage hearing two common criticisms of design activism. In this article I hope to convince you that these criticisms are misguided. You should not accept their implication that designers should shy away from or be afraid of activism. My goal is to help you see design activism in a profoundly positive light. Finally, I want to leave you with a sense of why design activism, relative to conventional forms of activism, is so important to transformation.
Here, design means architecture, product design, landscape architecture and related design disciplines that have spatial and material manifestations, such as fashion design or interior design.'