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The Anthropological Object in Design: From Victor Papanek to Superstudio

Alison J. Clarke

Alison J. Clarke is Professor of Design History and Theory, Director of the Victor J. Papanek Foundation at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Design Anthropology : Object Cultures in Transition

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... holistic, socially responsible lifestyles (Binkley 2007: 117). The Designer’s Indigenous Object The Whole Earth Catalog was to counterculture what Victor J. Papanek’s Design for the Real World (1971) was to design. Papanek’s polemic...

Real and Imagined Networks of an Émigré Biography: Victor J. Papanek Social Designer

Alison J. Clarke

Alison J. Clarke is Professor of Design History and Theory, Director of the Victor J. Papanek Foundation at the University of Applied Arts, Vienna, Austria. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Émigré Cultures in Design and Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... as a leading voice of counterculture design and placing himself in the center of ensuing debates.See Alison J. Clarke, “Actions Speak Louder: Victor Papanek and the Legacy of Design Activism,” Design and Culture 5, no. 2 (2012): 151–168;...

Coloring Cars: Customizing Motor Vehicles in the East of the Australian Western Desert

Design Anthropology : Object Cultures in Transition

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Things, including consumer goods, are used by Anangu and by other Western Australian Desert peoples to objectify various kinds of connections. Color is a way of exhibiting the liveliness in something, and Western Desert peoples regard cars,...

Materials and Design

Design Anthropology : Object Cultures in Transition

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Materials, once thought of as determined by form and function, are now the functioning thing itself. Crunchable, foldable and portable, reactive and proactive, materials designed in laboratories range from the practical to the unsettling...

Prototyping the Social: Temporality and Speculative Futures at the Intersection of Design and Culture

Design Anthropology : Object Cultures in Transition

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...We can no longer be content with anthropology’s ‘hands-off ’ sensibility and design’s ‘more is more’ mentality. There are simply too many complex, large-scale problems that now pressure our very existence & whether global warming...

Designing Financial Literacy in Haiti

Design Anthropology : Object Cultures in Transition

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...Quoted in “Mobile Money Plan Stumbles at Start in Haiti,” The Daily Caller, October 6, 2012, http://dailycaller.com/2012/06/10/mobile-money-plan-stumbles-at-start-in-haiti/.Our main lesson learned is how difficult it is to educate...

The Architectonics of Perception: Xanti Schawinsky at Black Mountain College

Émigré Cultures in Design and Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...When writing on John Cage’s teachings and theatrical performances at Black Mountain College, work that appeared in my recent book The Experimenters, I became interested in the theories of stage design of Xanti Schawinsky.Eva Díaz...

(Mis)Understanding Consumption: Expertise and Consumer Policies in Vienna, 1918–1938

Émigré Cultures in Design and Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... of the Chamber of Labor, who acted as its chief economist.Benedikt Kautsky, Die Haushaltsstatistik der Wiener Arbeiterkammer 1925–1934, International Review for Social History. Supplement in Volume II (Leiden: E. J. Brill, 1937); Günther Chaloupek,...

Paul László and the Atomic Future

Émigré Cultures in Design and Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... and Safety Commissioners, April 1, 1955; Hertz Emergency Shelter File, László Papers. The team included László, Don Bartels and John J. Thompson (both from László’s office), Major Robert Crawford of the US Air Force Western Regional Office...

Stirring the Anthropological Imagination: Ontological Design in Spaces of Transition

Design Anthropology : Object Cultures in Transition

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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... I thank Martina Grünewald and Alison Clarke for their invitation to contribute to this volume, and for their caring and insightful preparation of the chapter from a much longer text.), I suggest that life-changing transitions— transitions...