The Next Economy is also a collaborative economy, in which the balance of power between the different parties will shift, while new roles and alliances are created. Accordingly, in this transition design's role will shift in unexpected ways.
In his Next Walk, Freek Persyn exhibition curator of IABR–2016 and partner of 51N4E, will highlight what he feels are the most outspoken examples of this trend, from learning systems to boundary objects, and thus demonstrate the diverse ways in which design can contribute to the creation of new collaborations and unexpected alliances.