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Practices, Practice Theory

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Practice theory is a social and cultural theory that seeks to understand how social beings come to structure their everyday life by focusing on the significance of shared understandings, processes, and engagements with things. Theorists...

Interdisciplinarity

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Interdisciplinarity occurs when researchers from two or more disciplines engage in thorough innovative research initiatives, encouraging the multisectorial cross-fertilization of new ideas. World problems, societal concerns, and global...

Dilnot, Clive

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Professor of Design Studies in the School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons, and the New School of Design in New York since 2002, Dilnot was educated as a fine artist and then undertook an MA at Leeds University in social...

Svenskt Tenn (1924–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Svenskt Tenn is an interior design business established in Stockholm in 1924 by pewter designer Estrid Ericson in conjunction with pewter artist Nils Fougstedt. From the start the company was associated with the Swedish Modern aesthetic...

Politics, the Political, and Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Although design is not widely understood as a political activity, it always involves political decisions about how people should live, behave, communicate, be viewed, and treated. Tony Fry argues that design is, in fact, profoundly...

Praxis

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...In early Greek thinking, the concepts of Praxis and Poïesis were juxtaposed as two different kinds of activities, Praxis as action that is an end in itself, Poïesis (making) as action toward an end. Praxis came to be understood differently...

Sustainment, The

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...“The Sustainment” is a term coined by Tony Fry in opposition to sustainability, viewed as an imprecise and compromised way of evoking the increasingly problematic state of the “naturalized artificial” (another of Fry’s terms) and the need...

Holarchy

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Holarchy is a term coined by Arthur Koestler, a Hungarian-British author, first appearing in his 1967 novel The Ghost in the Machine. Holarchy derives from the Greek word “cholos” that signifies something that is simultaneously both a part...

Futuring and Defuturing Design Futures, Politics, Tony Fry

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...According to Tony Fry who first coined the term, Defuturing names two things. First, it designates the character and the historical consequence of the nature and the product of design practice, and second, it methodologically designates...

Fry, Tony

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

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...Tony Fry’s body of work, as expressed in various projects and a still growing collection of writing, represents a commitment to elevating the significance of design to the status of a fundamental condition of human being, coupled...