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Critical Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Article

...Critical design is design created with the perspective of questioning social assumptions, with emancipatory and ethical goals of changing design outcomes. Design takes on a critical language that challenges the status quo approaches...

Dissent

Mahmoud Keshavarz

Mahmoud Keshavarz is a postdoctoral researcher at the Engaging Vulnerability Research Program, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Uppsala University, Sweden. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Design Politics of the Passport : Materiality, Immobility, and Dissent

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

eBook

...The history of domination over mobility is also a history of the struggle to overthrow it. In this chapter, I will locate the practices of forgery and migrant smuggling or, as I call it, migration brokery, within the broader context...

Critical Design Practice and Its Disciplinary Contribution

Matt Malpass

Matt Malpass is a Senior Lecturer on MA Industrial Design and a Research Fellow in Critical Design at Central Saint Martin’s College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Design in Context : History, Theory, and Practices

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

eBook

...In this book, I have introduced examples of critical design practice and discussed the tactics used to establish a critical move through product and industrial design. I have outlined a brief history of the practice, theoretical approaches...

Criticism, Function, and Discipline

Matt Malpass

Matt Malpass is a Senior Lecturer on MA Industrial Design and a Research Fellow in Critical Design at Central Saint Martin’s College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Design in Context : History, Theory, and Practices

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

eBook

...This chapter considers some barriers and misconceptions to critical design practice being seen as part of a disciplinary project. The first part of the chapter reviews the criticism of critical design to identify inadequacies in how...

Designer/Shapeshifter: A Decolonizing Redirection for Speculative and Critical Design

Tricky Design : The Ethics of Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

eBook

...Pero es difícil differentiating between lo heredado, lo adquirido, lo impuesto ... She reinterprets history and, using new symbols, she shapes new myths ... She strengthens her tolerance (and intolerance) for ambiguity ... She becomes...

Theories, Methods, and Tactics

Matt Malpass

Matt Malpass is a Senior Lecturer on MA Industrial Design and a Research Fellow in Critical Design at Central Saint Martin’s College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Design in Context : History, Theory, and Practices

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

eBook

...This chapter aims to illustrate design activity, theoretical perspectives, methods, and tactics used in critical design practice. It introduces these perspectives initially through a discussion on para-functionality, post-optimal design...

Practice

Matt Malpass

Matt Malpass is a Senior Lecturer on MA Industrial Design and a Research Fellow in Critical Design at Central Saint Martin’s College of Arts and Design, University of the Arts London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Critical Design in Context : History, Theory, and Practices

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

eBook

...Since 2006, I have been researching critical design in a project that questions the disciplinary contribution of the practice. This project has involved an extensive review of the field as it has developed and gathered interest from within...
...Data visualization has a rich history as a type of communication design practice that renders visible social realities and bodies of knowledge that might otherwise remain imperceptible. In the second quarter of the twentieth century, Otto...

Fast and Slow: Design and the Experience of Time

Design, History and Time : New Temporalities in a Digital Age

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

eBook

...An archaeologist of the future might be puzzled by the measurement of time at Schiphol, the international airport for Amsterdam. In most of the public areas, the clocks follow the global vernacular. The flow of time is translated...

Project-Centered Democracy: Ecosystems of Ideas and Projects

Ezio Manzini

Ezio Manzini is Honorary Professor at the Politecnico di Milano, Italy, Chair Professor at the University of the Arts, London, UK and Guest Professor at Tongji University, China. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Rachel Anne Coad

Rachel Anne Coad

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Politics of the Everyday

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

eBook

...There is always someone in the bar in the central square of Ambra, the nearest village to where I live, and there are always discussions. We talk about ourselves, about other people, about the world. About football, obviously, and about...