John Thackara’s most recent book is How To Thrive In the Next Economy: Designing Tomorrow’s World Today (Thames & Hudson 2015).
John curated the celebrated Doors of Perception conference for 20 years, in Amsterdam and India, and was the first director of the Netherlands Design Institute in Amsterdam.
He has served on start-up teams for new institutes in Italy, India, Japan, Hong Kong, the UK, and the Netherlands.
Thackara was commissioner of the social innovation biennial, Dott 07, in England, and the ecological city biennial, City Eco Lab, in France.
John is a Senior Fellow at the Royal College of Art.