‘Designers are visionary field workers with all too often a pragmatic approach and a contemporary pioneering spirit,’ Anne van der Zwaag writes in her new book Looks Good Feels Good Is Good, to be presented tomorrow in Eindhoven. ‘They are able,’ she continues, ‘to put us in motion, engage, confront, transform, and guide us, as they do in this publication.’

It is not because we know Anne – she is a WDCD ambassador – or the designers of the book – Dietwee is among the founders of WDCD –, that we urge you to get hold of this book on social design. From what we’ve seen so far we just think this book honours its title in every possible way. LGFGIG combines refreshingly clear texts with beautiful bold design.

The book, published in Dutch and English by Lecturis, contains five chapters around the themes Energy, Water, Waste, Food and Wellbeing. Every chapter has an introduction by an expert in the field, followed by two interviews with designers on their visions and strategies regarding design for good. Subsequently several relevant cases are presented that give an idea what creative thinking can do to make our world a little better. Can’t wait to see the whole thing.

Looks Good Feels Good Is Good will be presented tomorrow during a symposium on social design featuring  design critic Alice Rawsthorn, and designers Daan Roosegaarde, Joep van Lieshout, and Christien Meindertsma. The symposium is held at Design Academy Eindhoven, from 13:00-18:00 hrs. Free admission, registration required at socialdesign2014@gmail.com.

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