UN SUSTAINING
THE COMMODITY-MACHINE

COMMONING  PRACTICES IN POSTCAPITALIST  DESIGN

PEER
DESIGNING
OPEN
BLUEPRINTS
MAKER
MACHINES
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Outline

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I

INTRODUCTION
Design in the Age of
the Anthropocene

II

THE COMMODITY-MACHINE
Sustaining
the unsustainable

A. LATE CAPITALISM
Introducing the political economy of design

B. POSTCAPITALISM
Peaking carbon, growth and capital

III

PEER DESIGNING
Becoming
‘designer-commoners’

A. DESIGNERS
Shared valorisation of design labour

B. PEERS
Redesigning P2P production

IV

OPEN BLUEPRINTS
Instituting the
‘Wikipedia of things’

A. BLUEPRINTS
Designs for digital fabrication

B. OPENNESS
Freely circulating design knowledge

V

MAKER MACHINES
Providing
‘everything for everyone’

A. MACHINES
Self-production of the means of production

B. MAKERS
Crafting the tools of liberation

VI

CONCLUSION
Designing Postcapitalism,
a Proof of Concept