Very excited about the launch of Participle's new site...I have been keeping an eye on it for a while now. The team are "working to design the next generation of public services."
It is not very often you come across influential people writing in a journalistic style about their research and work. Design success stories are often left to the glossy magazines, who have a somewhat superficial perspective of design practice.
Participle are producing a series of essays exploring the future public realm. Public access to these stories is likely to increase the understanding of social design, hopefully demystifying the process. Perhaps, resulting in the public developing more respect for designers and their role in society
It is endeavours such as this that have the ability to change reality.