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Concealed Trickery: Design and the Arms Industry

Tom Fisher

Tom Fisher is Professor in the School of Art and Design at Nottingham Trent University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tricky Design : The Ethics of Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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... shown by the inventiveness, the design, that goes along with protest (Fisher 2008; Abrams 2014), but we would perhaps prefer not to see clear evidence of design’s implication in its morally problematic consequences, or to not see it clearly....

Trickery in Civic Design: Co-optation, Subversion and Politics

Tricky Design : The Ethics of Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The views expressed here of the authors may not fully reflect the positions of our project partners, community groups or the official positions or policies of the City of New York or the New York City agencies discussed in this chapter. All...

Conclusion: Design’s Tricky Future

Lorraine Gamman

Lorraine Gamman is Professor of Design at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tricky Design : The Ethics of Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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... for granted’. Yet historically design seems to have imagined itself as a process with no inherent moral character. Tom Fisher takes up this point in detail in Chapter 1, when he reviews design’s negative but normalized manifestations as part...

The Quest for Purity, ‘Clean’ Design and a New Ethics of ‘Dirty Design’

Tricky Design : The Ethics of Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...The contemporary designer is forced to grapple with an ever-increasing range of forces and agencies, which may be revealed or concealed in the design process. In this chapter, I analyse a cluster of design paradigms that hover around...
...This chapter examines the commitments that designers and design researchers make – or perhaps ignore or neglect – when they embark on work in the unbounded field of designing with and for communities. This work is growing in prominence...

Designers and Brokers of the Mobility Regime

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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Tricky Design : The Ethics of Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...Despite the promise of globalization in free movement of ideas, things, capital and bodies, globalization in practice has resulted in one of the most hardened and intensive periods of bordering and regulating of movement in the history...

Understanding Suicide and Assisted Dying – Why Is ‘Design for Death’ Tricky?

Lorraine Gamman

Lorraine Gamman is Professor of Design at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tricky Design : The Ethics of Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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...A girl calls and asks, ‘does it hurt very much to die?’ ‘Well, sweetheart’, I tell her, ‘yes, but it hurts a lot more to keep living’. We cannot escape the reality of dying; it will happen to all of us. At least...
...The point of departure of the movement lies in the people themselves …. Accordingly, the point of departure must always be with [people] in the ‘here and now’, which constitutes the situation within which they are submerged, from which...
...We use the term ‘wicked’ in a meaning akin to that of ‘malignant’ (in contrast to ‘benign’) or ‘vicious’ (like a circle) or ‘tricky’ (like a leprechaun) or ‘aggressive’ (like a lion, in contrast to the docility of a lamb). We do not mean...

Introduction: Ways of Thinking Tricky Design

Tom Fisher

Tom Fisher is Professor in the School of Art and Design at Nottingham Trent University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Lorraine Gamman

Lorraine Gamman is Professor of Design at Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Tricky Design : The Ethics of Things

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2019

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... priest ends up in the shit (Oppenheimer 2001: 185). Many of the chapters engage with an ethics of ‘might’ – power – and its resistance. In the first, Tom Fisher engages with what is perhaps the clearest materialization of might,...