Leave the surveillance economy—together

If your livelihood is made online, you are locked into an extractive relationship with the technologies on which you depend.

The global creative industry and its output is valuable — social media platforms extract significant incomes from the collaboration, publication and display of creative work. This relationship means that finding and cultivating an online-first livelihood is increasingly precarious.

Underscore is an emergent creative community of open platforms, co-operative tools and public spaces where art and culture can survive – and thrive – online.

We are:

Launching December 2022.

Join Us

Underscore is available from December 2022 by application only. Expressing interest takes less than 5 minutes to complete.

Register Your Interest

You can also follow Underscore's development via joining the New Design Congress members community: