Socially and Politically Engaged Design Today - Critical Roles and Emerging Tactics
Magnus Ericson and Ramia Mazé
How do contemporary design practices engage with political and societal issues? Can design realize ideas that lead to significant change? Where would the change happen: in the design studio, on the factory floor, in exhibition settings or on the street? Some of the design world’s greatest practitioners, including architects, came together for a multi-faceted, three-year project sponsored by Iaspis. This book, the project’s culmination, comprises texts, interviews, drawings and other artwork in three sections: WHAT brings together contemporary and historical writings; HOW analyzes common issues and emerging tactics within socially and politically engaged design; and WHERE offers a broad perspective on new forms of design practice. Featuring facsimiles of 36 projects from the Design Act archive, this rich book is a must-have for designers who care about their role in the wider world.
304 pp / 8 b/w and 26 color
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