Yelavich, Susan.

Design as Future-Making [electronic resource]. - First edition. - 1 online resource (257 pages)

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS -- FOREWORD -- INTRODUCTION -- CRAFTING CAPACITIES -- THINKING DIFFERENTLY ABOUT LIFE: DESIGN, BIOMEDICINE, AND "NEGATIVE CAPABILITY" -- UNMAPPING -- FASHION HACKING -- DIGITAL CRAFTING AND THE CHALLENGE TO MATERIAL PRACTICES -- PETRIFIED CURTAINS, ANIMATE ARCHITEXTILES -- SHIFTING GEOGRAPHIES -- URBAN ECOLOGIES: QUATRE SYSTÈMES DE CONCEPTION POUR LA FABRICATION DE "LA CITÉ" -- ARCHITECTURE OF INFORMALITY -- THE TRANS/LOCAL GEOGRAPHY OF OLYMPIC DISSENT: ACTIVISM, DESIGN, AFFECT -- GARMENTS AS AGENTS OF CHANGE: LUCIA CUBA RETURNING DUCHAMP'S URINAL TO THE BATHROOM? ON THE RECONNECTION OF ARTISTIC EXPERIMENTATION, SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY, AND INSTITUTIONAL TRANSFORMATION -- PICTURING CITIES -- CITIES: A PORTFOLIO -- UP-ENDING SYSTEMS -- REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL, 1, 2, 3 . . .* (OR WHY THE ARTIFICIAL MAY YET SAVE US) -- DESIGN AWAY -- PACE LAYERS -- FORMS OF SPACE AND TIME -- "WHEN WE UNDERSTAND THAT SLIDE, WE'LL HAVE WON THE WAR." SYSTEMIC COMPLEXITY AND THE IRREGULARITIES OF SCALE -- AFTERWORD: THE DESIGNER AND THE DESIGNED -- ENDNOTES -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- CONTRIBUTOR BIOGRAPHIES -- INDEX

Design as Future-Making brings together leading international designers, scholars, and critics to address ways in which design is shaping the future. The contributors share an understanding of design as a practice that, with its focus on innovation and newness, is a natural ally of futurity. Ultimately, the choices made by designers are understood here as choices about the kind of world we want to live inches Design as Future-Making locates design in a space of creative and critical reflection, examining the expanding nature of practice in fields such as biomedicine, sustainability, digital crafting, fashion, architecture, urbanism, and design activism. The authors contextualize design and its affects within issues of social justice, environmental health, political agency, education, and the right to pleasure and play. Collectively, they make the case that, as an integrated mode of thought and action, design is intrinsically social and deeply political.

9781472574725

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Design--Social aspects.


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