Design After Modernity, monograph edition of DIID (Design Industriale/Industrial Design), introduces a series of reflections on modernity and its relation to the issues of design planning. It therefore opens the debate on the reorganisation and new articulations of our time, beyond the nostalgia for a past that can become a shelter, and to escape from an uncertain future, that can become a threat. Following the times of great collective projects, the idea of progress is more and more private in this omnivorous present. Which is the project's destiny in a time of refusal of the progressive development of history? If designing the artificial is one representation of our material culture, which are the forms that a collective project can still interpret? Will design be able to rebuild a collective idea of the future?