For 2022, Turnstone’s pick of twenty-two (and more!) books and articles of general interest and those specifically related to Turnstone project research during 2020-21. About visualizing complexity, navigating futures, facilitating participation, from lockdown (spring 2020) to Omicron (winter 2021/22), all come highly recommended, and admittedly a few here still are on the top of the stack to be read or finished! Links denote articles available online, not books.

On Covid, quarantine and emergencies

  • Christian Bason, Rowan Conway, Dan Hill, Mariana Mazzucato, A New Bauhaus for a Green Deal
  • Gideon Lichfield, We’re not going back to normal, MIT Tech Review, March 17, 2020
  • Andreas Malm, Corona, Climate and Chronic Emergency
  • Geoff Manaugh and Nicola Twilley, Until Proven Safe: The History and Future of Quarantine

On education, collaboration, communication

  • Dark Matter Labs, Manual of We
  • Russell Davies: Everything I Know About Life I learned from Powerpoint
  • Jon Kolko, How I Teach: Reflecting on 15 Years in Design Education

On frailty and the future of work

  • The Care Collective: The Care Manifesto, The Politics of Interdependence
  • Kathy Charmaz, Good Days and Bad Days
  • Jonathan Crary, 24/7, Late Capitalism and the Ends of Sleep
  • Dal Bello Rejane, Citizen First, Designer Second

On technology, innovation and social responsibility

  • Adrian Daub: What Tech Calls Thinking, An Inquiry into the Intellectual Bedrock of Silicon Valley
  • David Golumbia: The Politics of Bitcoin: Software as Right-wing Extremism
  • Catherine Liu, Virtue Hoarders, The Case Against the Professional Managerial Class
  • Tim Maughan, Infinite Detail, a Novel

On the places and ways we live, play, and encounter each other

Bonus tracks (or what you do with more than 22 recommendations)

See also Best Listening and Looking