Throughout history, there have been design movements and design practices that have been anticapitalist, antagonizing the capitalist system, or noncapitalist, operating outside the basic logics of capitalism. These “alternative designs” have created ongoing tensions and dialogue with capitalist forms of design. There are also historical and contemporary precedents that demonstrate some elements of postcapitalist design.

Anticapitalist Design Case Studies

Noncapitalist Design Case Studies

Postcapitalist Design Case Studies

Design Movements

Design Practices

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