Conventional ‘green’ design practices are inadequate 
for tackling the fundamental contradictions of the capitalist system
 that undermines human civilisation and life on earth. [Introduction]

Socio-economic conditions that shape design practices are considerably
 more determinant than the material qualities of the end products
 for creating sustainable, resilient and fair relations. [Chapter I.A]

It is possible to practice design outside the Commodity-Machine  (exchange relations,
 commercial markets and commodification) 
by relying on processes of commoning. [Chapter I.B]


Peer Designing  (collaborative practices among designers, makers and users)
 requires self-valorisation or social recognition of that design labour. [Chapter II]

Open Blueprints  (freely distributed instructions to manufacture products)
 are more reliable when enabled by long-lasting institutions. [Chapter III]

Maker Machines  (self-production of the means of production) are a viable 
compromise to resolve the rift between eco- and techno-politics. [Chapter IV]


Postcapitalist design practices can be sustainable and transformative 
if they are simultaneously prefigurative
 and speculative (i.e. practical and visionary). [Conclusion]

Disparate practices of postcapitalist design are progressively converging 
towards integral visions for designing postcapitalism. [Conclusion]

A rapid and just eco-social transition can be designed only if radical reforms
 (basic income, intellectual property and resource stewardship) 
are embraced by social movements. [Conclusion]



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