Can we design only things that do not need to be plugged to the grid of war, property, ownership and destruction to be functional? Can we create things that work only off the grid?
I just thought about this because there is still oil leaking at the ocean right now.
I’m not asking to design things that do not need oil to be created. Just sit, read or watch the news about the Oil Spill in the Gulf. Is not only about the peak of oil.
Oil is a production system plugged to war, property and destruction and we need to get rid of it.
Why we have to wait to run out of it and in the mid time having to deal with so much corruption and disaster? We have limited oil reserves anyway and our future designs and solutions should be sustainable — as in not oil powered — yes, but mostly they should be more aware to the fact that we are all connected. (Watch this video)
Some people in Mexico are organizing a call to give some #RealPublicity to British Petroleum:
The Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico has been sold as one more natural disaster, like the eruption of a volcano or an earthquake. British Petroleum has been focused on minimize the real damage of this ecological disaster, and the responsability they had on preventing it.
While they announce on daily basis the amount of money they spent in covering up this disaster, is not enough to rescue their image, the damages are just not quantifiable. The water of the Gulf of Mexico is contaminated with oil.
We are calling all designers to create #RealPublicity for #BP so we can call this disaster and the company responsible for it, by their fair name. We need to prepare the road to repair this damage at any cost as well as, pushing to make British Petroleum and their executives respond to the international laws, for their liability and negligence towards our planet.
You can send your logos, collages, remixes and photos to make #RealPublicity to #BP to http://realpublicityforbp.tumblr.com/