Ambitious, personal and driven by the desire of the team of Human After All to use design as a force for good, Weapons of Reason is their own four-year publishing project: a magazine to explore the biggest challenges shaping our world.
This issue is about global challenge and conflict. War has always been an essential tool of statecraft and empire building — a necessary means to acquire natural and human resources and expand territory. As a result, humanity is extremely adept at making excuses for it, using simple and effective narratives as an incitement to take up arms and lay down lives. But what use are these old tricks in a progressively globalised world, in which trade, travel and technology connect us more than ever before? War, what is it good for?