Molly Ragan

As a post-capitalist designer, Molly Ragan aims to build futures untethered from capitalist oppression. Molly’s approach is transdisciplinary, welding cooperative economics, speculative design, emergent strategy, complexity science, and deep ecology to construct dynamic maps of and toward democratic futures.

As part-time faculty in Parsons School of Designs’ BBA Strategic Design and Management program, Molly challenges the norms of business education to develop a new generation of justice-oriented entrepreneurs. Beyond the classroom, Molly adapts her theories to the American labor movement as a staff organizer for ACT-UAW Local 7902. With the longest adjunct strike in U.S. history under her belt and a groundbreaking student worker union underway, Molly is actively shaping collective futures, the echoes of which reverberate far beyond academy walls.