Most people would agree that contemporary relationships between law and economic life are unsatisfactory; and that if we are to make progress, we need to explore alternatives.
In this presentation I consider here is how we might make such explorations more possible and probable by drawing on the ways that are characteristic of design-based disciplines. Specifically, how might designerly ways help us to move from analysing that which already exists, to synthesising new alternatives?
I explored related themes in this 2022 paper for the Northen Ireland Legal Quarterly: ‘Could alternative econo-legal futures be made more possible and probable through prefigurative design? Insights from and for Cyprus’.