The Nomad Magazine – Issue 04
the magazine for new design culture, business affairs & contemporary lifestyle.
nomad is a magazine for design and society. It views design as a process of shaping the future and as a catalyst for social developments and individual lifestyles.
nomad seeks to change the perspective of design from its status as something extraordinary to a more run-of-the-mill concept, as this gives rise to natural appreciation. Alongside a focus on the end result of the design process and the designers themselves, other aspects are explored through which the effects and future potential of design culture for individuals and society as a whole are investigated within the framework of a broader understanding of design.
In this way, nomad seeks to take new stances. nomad offers views on a wide range of standpoints: personal and economic, cultural and global. This means that nomad covers a wide range of subjects, in which design, social and lifestyle issues are inspirationally juxtaposed with questions on designing the future.
The fourth edition of nomad is dedicated to various perspectives centred on the subject of sustainability. Among others, we talk to the Irish artist John Gerrard, whose works deal with the diminishing biodiversity of our planet. We introduce Bert van Son, the founder of fashion company MUD Jeans, whose business philosophy is rooted in the principles of the circular economy, and discuss his vision of a world without waste. Sarah Dorkenwald’s essay addresses speculative design and the conflict between our consumer behaviour, capitalistic value system and eco-awareness.