As you have probably noticed, depatriarchise design and Futuress have been steady collaborators for a long time now. Even before Diversity Issues and Coding Resistance, our two platforms have been supporting each other in being the killjoys of design. After many long coffees, emergency vent calls, books gifted and exchanged, it became clear that we share the same goal, which is—to echo the words of adrienne maree brown: “shaping the future we long for and have not yet experienced.” Knowing that feminist work is first and foremost a collective endeavor, we decided to permanently join forces to connect and amplify intersecting communities.
So… drumroll, please!: As of November 2021, Futuress is now run by the non-profit association depatriarchise design, based in Basel, Switzerland. Maya Ober and Nina Paim—the duo typing this text shimmering on your screen—share the role of co-directors, a decision meant to institute dialogue, difference, and care into the daily practice of steering the Futuress ship. Our team includes Mio Kojima (editorial assistant), Cherry Ann-Davis (associate editor and facilitator), Sacha Fortuné (copy editor), and Iyo Bisseck (workshop facilitator), and we are looking forward to announcing more amazing collaborators soon!