Yes of Course It Can – It Is Part of Society, It Intervenes in Everyday Life.
“Can design change society?” The question itself sets design apart from society, as the ‘divine hand’ that may or may not have an impact. Can design change society? Yes of course it can – it is part of society, it intervenes in everyday life. It forms and situates long-term habits of dwelling, gathering, working, reflecting. And yet, as long as we continue to position design and society at odds, not as part of the same overall human and natural fabric of the world we live in, we risk devaluing both.