I'm on a magazine roll at present. This is the latest issue of I.D. magazine. A design journal that focuses this month on the relationship between religion and design. Some of the articles are tongue-in-cheek, but there is some serious exploration of the relationship between faith and design culture.
Religion and the world of design is the one element of contemporary life not explored on Bruce Mau's Massive Change project, and I think it's a glaring hole in his whole theory. He advances the idea that the world's future lies in design philosophy, and his site explores all the ways that this is manifesting, but the one element missing is the whole arena of faith. Religion could use some redesign and I think that there are some signs that the redesign of faith is actually underway. And I don't just mean the shuffling of details but the literal reframing of faith for life in the contemporary postsecular world we live in. More and more people are showing interesting in the sacred, but this does not necessarily translate into the embrace of traditional faiths, nor should it in my opinion. I'll come back to this later, I am a bit brain dead right now after spending the entire day pouring over editorial comments on the soon-to-be published book.