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  • How is Design Emergency exploring the future of the industry?
  • How is Design Emergency exploring the future of the industry?
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Design Emergency: sharing proactive problem-solving

A panacea for the pandemic, Design Emergency is a research project hosted on Instagram. Every week, the founders investigate the design industry’s response to COVID-19. The series also explores how the aftermath of the global crisis could reshape the way designers approach their craft.

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Marco Ranieri, an Italian doctor who doubled the capacity of a ventilator; Alissa Eckert, the illustrator who designed the spiky blob that symbolises the coronavirus worldwide; Tegen Corona, a design collective in Antwerp that mobilised 100,000 PPE items; and Mark Dalton, a creative director who led the COVID-19 public information programme in New Zealand. Design can take many shapes and forms, but it’s been instrumental in society’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. [1] That was the inspiration for Paola Antonelli, senior curator of architecture and design at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and Alice ...

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