It is both personally thrilling and globally life-sustaining to be reminded of all the goodness and good work that is sprouting up and spreading out, across the globe, right now. In the year ahead, I hope to see more world-saving, heart-shifting and fun-making. Let’s throw parties, tell jokes and remember to invite one and all to play harder and take ourselves less seriously. (No one ever said changing the world had to also mean playing the part of underdog, wallflower or The Grinch!) Let’s let Max Planck’s words be our ammo in the good fight: "When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change."
Jennifer Leonard is a writer, designer, curator, radio broadcaster and co-author of Massive Change: The Future of Global Design (Phaidon, 2004) with Bruce Mau. She now lives in California and works with the design community at world-renowned IDEO.