At times design feels pointless in the face of everything the world throws at us. It can be hard to know how to act in the short term and instigate really lasting change in the long.

This is a non-exhaustive and ever-evolving (suggestions welcome) alphabetical list of resources I find useful and interesting, related to causes I care about. I’m making this list public in my little corner of the internet in the hope that it’s useful to others. Some are organisations I have donated to, and I’d encourage you to do the same if you have the means.

I’ve set time aside for creative work supporting underrepresented communities and tackling issues like these, no matter your resources (potentially free of charge). My inbox is always open.

A nation already dealing with the devastating consequences of decades of war, and following the chaotic withdrawal of US troops and subsequent takeover by the Taliban in 2021, Afghanistan was hit by a huge earthquake in June 2022. Striking along the eastern border with Pakistan, the disaster has killed over 1,000 people and left thousands more homeless. These resources are designed to help refugees of the conflicts and with relief in the country following the earthquake.

Afghanistan is not defined by these challenges, but nonetheless, right now they are extremely pressing.

The events of 2020 in the US (and before, and since) were horrifying, embarrassing, infuriating and everything in between. There’s no pretending that as a white dude in the design industry I haven’t benefited from this and other similar systems of oppression. The work continues.

The decision to overturn Roe is infuriating and gives a genuinely terrifying glimpse of the Supreme Court’s attitude to human rights.

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later.