Richard Anderson, Jon Kolko
The creation and ongoing refinement of a political system is a slow, gnarly, and often flawed-by-design process that is rarely transparent. The United States government, for example, offers "checks and balances" in order to ensure that no changes transpire too quickly, and while politicians may claim "change you can believe in," those changes may come decades or centuries later than intended. Timely, then, is the cover story by Jessica Friedman Hewitt on the role of design in forming a democratic, inclusive system. Hewitt, the managing director of AIGA Design for Democracy, describes the role that both pragmatic and conceptual…
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