REFRAMING DESIGN. EMPOWERING DESIGNERS.
Design and Flow is a strategic design collective that facilitates actionable change and encourages shared responsibility. By idenitfying relationships and highlighting opportunities to design behavior, we reframe design and empower designers to positively transform the world.
Based in NYC, we partner with like-minded individuals and organizations, from all design backgrounds and corners of the world, to #addflow to turbulent social, organizational, political, economic and environmental situations and to inspire the design of elegant interventions that support lasting advancement. We then disseminate the collaborative work through a variety of publication outlets, curated exhibitions and our D&F label offering throughtful designs for sale.
WHAT DO WE MEAN BY ACTIONABLE CHANGE?
Positive, meaningful, durable solutions that can be implemented.
REVEALING RELATIONSHIPS AND HIGHLIGHTING OPPORTUNITIES MEAN THAT
We bring to light relationships between individuals, communities, concepts, and objects. These complex systems, when examined as a whole, reveal areas of opportunity for incremental, but impactful, design intervention.
DESIGN BEHAVIOR IMPLIES:
Once the seed is planted, these behavioural changes, informed by design, lead to a shift in attitude. We believe that even the smallest actions contribute towards larger impact.
POSITIVE SOCIAL IMPACT:
Positive social impact is at the core of our mission. It requires understanding the needs of communities to develop thoughtful, human-centered design solutions that result in more resilient cultural, environmental, economic and political systems.
LEADING TO THE LAW OF SHARED RESPONSIBILITY:
Everyone and everything is interconnected. That means that each action has an impact on the system at large. Once you recognize your connection to an issue, you can no longer ignore it. You, along with everyone else, are now accountable, and it is your responsibility to take action. Together, we #AddFlow.
IT’S TIME TO CHANGE DESIGN TO DESIGN CHANGE