Eight Questions With Featured Grey Swan Guild Member: Akash Das

Akash Das —Designer by training, futures articulator & educator by profession, critical thinker and dot-connector by habit — currently based in India, but not for long!

A Sensemaking Metaphorical Tool You Personify:

A PARTICLE COLLIDER:

The Chaos Tapestry of Future Congruence?

1. Who are you/ what makes you tick?

2. What are some of the important questions that you are making sense of nowadays?

  • Can speed be our greatest barrier to meaningful productivity, and yet,
    does slowing down cascade into inequities we are happy to overlook
    because it’s the “right thing to think about” now?
  • Also, can contradictions harbor the greatest solutions — such as, can
    we reduce production and consumption yet increase / stabilize profits?

3. How are some of the ways you go about making sense of the world?

4. What is overhyped? What is underhyped?

5. Who is at your sensemaker last supper? Five people?

  • J.R.R. Tolkein — master worldbuilder and storyteller with abilities
    to craft details that invoke the purest of immersive realities.
  • Buckminster Fuller — disruptive thinker, designer and prognosticator
    who clarified the need to deploy sustainable & transformative futures
    through trans-disciplinary methodologies, long before it was ‘trendy’
  • Alan Turing — the enigma who broke the Enigma, specialist sensemaker and expert logician.
  • Leonardo DaVinci — polymath extraordinaire, the quintessential
    multi-disciplinary thinker, anatomical systems thinker and futurist
  • Virgil Abloh (special guest?) — post-modernist artist, architect and
    fashion designer who read and made sense of the incredibly complex
    cultural terrains of today, subverted the idea of high-fashion like a
    neo-dadaist, and challenged long-standing traditional constructs of
    luxury.

6. What big and small question would you love answered or solved?

7. When you are not thinking deeply about the world, what else are you passionate about in your day to day life?

8. What do you enjoy about being part of the Guild, being part of the F+S Expert Squad and being 1,000 Day Radar?

Find Adash at:

Interested in Joining the Grey Swan Guild:

https://bit.ly/fandsseries14

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