John Thackara

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John Thackara is a philosopher, writer and curator, working in the realms of social, ecological and relational design. He curated the celebrated »Doors of Perception« conference for 20 years, first in Amsterdam, later across India; he was commissioner of the UK social innovation biennial »Dott 07«, and the French design biennial »City Eco Lab«, and in 2019 curated the »Urban-Rural« expo in Shanghai. Since 2011, Thackara has curated workshops in 20 countries on the theme: »Pathways to Sustainability«. Being interested in what a sustainable future can be like, he has traveled the world looking for real-life examples of sustainable living, employing this knowledge in his lectures and writing. He is a senior fellow at the Royal College of Art, visiting professor at Tongji University in Shanghai, and curator of the Social Food Forum. His last book - »How To Thrive In the Next Economy: Designing Tomorrow's World Today« (2015) - has just been published in China.