DesignInquiry's Futurespective at the Maine College of Art's Institute of Contemporary Art explored “design as social process” with the goal of generating new ideas, methods, and forms. According to the website, DesignInquiry

is a non-profit educational organization that explores pressing issues in design and culture. They are a collective of thinkers and makers devoted to extra-disciplinary exchange, and for nearly two decades, spearheaded intensive team-based gatherings and shared diverse outcomes and publications. DesignInquiry refers to itself colloquially as DI; their hardy band of collaborator-participants are called Inquirers.1

My collaboration with DesignInquiry (DI) spans three previous residencies: Access (2013), NoQuo (2015), and Rewrite (2018).2 Most of the DI gatherings take place in Vinalhaven, an island off the coast of Maine, a seventy-five-minute ferry ride from Rockland, where visitors’ cell phone bars nonchalantly disappear as they approach the island, leaving them no option but to glance around, guessing who else...

You do not currently have access to this content.