John Thackara

Director, Doors of Perception



John Thackara’s production company organizes festivals in Europe and India in which grassroots innovators work with designers to imagine sustainable futures – and take practical steps to realize them. He was programme director of Designs of the time (Dott 07) in North East England, and was also commissioner of City Eco Lab at St Etienne, in the Rhone Alps region of France in 2009. His most recent book is In The Bubble: Designing In A Complex World (MIT Press).