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Rodrigo Lebrun

MA work

The End of the End of History?

In 1890, English writer William Morris published News From Nowhere outlining his multidimensional view of a socialist utopia. In Morris’ book, change was brought about by a situation of crisis through which new paradigms and a new society emerged.

The End of the End of History? is a fictional account that takes place in the years following the aftermath of the 2008 Financial Crisis. Drawing parallels to Morris’ work, the project speculates on how macroeconomic events could lead to economic crises their respective social response.

The result is comprised of three films: News From Somewhere, Destructive Destruction, and The Big Freeze, which explore the different outcomes of those events.


  • MA Degree


    School of Design


    MA Design Interactions, 2015

  • I’m a critical designer/futurist whose practice explores how the dynamics between human behaviour, emerging technologies and complex systems – more specifically economics – inform micro and macro societal organisations, and are expressed through personal and group identity, culture and politics.
  • Degrees

  • BA Social Communications, Universidade de São Paulo, 2005
  • Exhibitions

  • School of Tomorrow, Venice Architecture Biennale Swiss Pavilion, Venice, 2014; Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2014
  • Awards

  • Nominee, D&Ad Award, 2009–10; Bronze Lion Award, 2010; BIMA Award, 2010; One Show Award, 2010