Our World to Change!
What are the central global issues humanity is facing today? How dire is the future really going to be? And what are possible ways to turn this world into a better one? These are the questions Our World to Change! addresses. This publication does not only explain figures related to economics, finance, ecology, nutrition and immigration, but also presents suggestions and alternatives from specialists in these fields, resulting in a book that informed citizens should keep under their pillow.
The overall goal of Our World to Change! is to visualize the state of our world and possible ways to change it. For this mission the Intégral Ruedi Baur graphic design studio teamed up with Attac, an international organization working towards social, environmental and democratic alternatives to globalization, which provided necessary data. By visualizing facts that concern each and everyone of us, Our World to Change! makes pressing topics visible. Complex issues like inequality and climate change are presented in a way that is accessible and easier to comprehend.
This volume also serves as a formal homage to the sociologist Otto Neurath and the graphic designer Gerd Arntz, who created the Isotype—an international education system by typographical images—in the 1920s. Graphic designer Ruedi Baur, who co-founded the institute for critical design research Civic city together with Vera Baur, revived Otto Neurath's iconic Isotype figures to visualize the state of the world today.
Edited by Ruedi and Vera Baur, Civic city, and Attac
Designed by Ruedi Baur, Danielle Rosales, Odyssée Khorsandian
Published by Lars Müller Publishers, 2017
Softcover, 2-color offset, 4.75 × 6.5 inches