I have been thinking a lot about the systems we live in like capitalism, democracy, even smaller systems like your apartment building or place of work. As I spend time thinking about these things this list of questions has developed:
Who designed this system?
Who did they design it for?
Who does it benefit? Exploit?
Who was intentionally left out? Who was unintentionally left out?
Where is your information about this system coming from?
What assumptions are you making about it?
Who, if anyone, does this system silence?
Mostly, I am building a business and want it to be addressing some systemic issues that our society faces today, so as I design the business from the ground up, I am trying to keep these questions in mind.
Have any other questions I should add? Email hello at bekkapalmer dot com!