neil cummings


Some years ago as part of Critical Practice at an event called Insatiable we repurposed TED's TEN. The TEN is a pack of cards developed by Textile Environment Design (TED) research group that are essentially prompts to enable -specifically designers- to audit the values of their design projects as they unfolded.

We decided to collaboratively hack the TEN and repurpose them for a more general creative practice. I've been tweaking then ever since. Here is the current iteration;


01 – Create
02 – Create for others
03 – Create using minimal energy and resources
04 – Create to minimise waste
05 – Create to maximise generosity
06 – Create to reduce consumption
07 – Create communities of care
08 – Create to minimise harm
09 – Create with love
10 – Create activism


Take a look at the related projects New Economics, Generosity or the Anthropocene Walk


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