News headlines good and bad all seem to pass in front of us, received without even a single thought. Impressed by the lack of voice when it comes to individual protest or demonstration against, or for something; why is it often that the best we get is NO or STOP? There are many ways to voice such opinions beyond simply illustrating the theme of a particular protest.
It is curious to reflect how things influence our lives, the vanishing local shops replaced by organic-esque cafés and delicatessens; odd old bits of furniture being replaced by an IKEA quick fix, new looking but short-lived variations; everyone studies a degree as opposed to learning a vocational skill, at what point should these things then be confronted or challenged?
If we are to speak of design as a topic for everyday lives, there are always going to be two sides to such a debate; design can make things beautiful, ugly, ridiculous, not funny, crude, valueless or even unnecessary. There always is room for something to say or react to, which touches upon the idea of a language — when design becomes about design, it is maybe time to run.