Architectural Record offers a special issue on socially responsible design for October 2008, while Metropolis’ October 2008 issue is thematically dedicated to design activism as well. Creative Review’s October 2008 issue had a cover story by Jody Boehnert on design activism (disclosure, I am cited in the article). While over at Fast Company, they are critiquing the troubles of William McDonough, previously thought of as activist #1 in green building, while highlighting other efforts on design for social change.
In the blogsphere, over on Core77 there is an October “feature” by Mariana Amatullo offering a lengthy and inspiring look at the design for social change work in the “Design Matters” program at Art Center College of Design.
However you account for it, it’s good company.
Have I missed anything?