Design as future-making / edited by Susan Yelavich and Barbara Adams.

by Adams, Barbara (Sociologist) [editor.]Looking glass; Yelavich, Susan [editor.]Looking glass.

Publisher: London ; Bloomsbury Academic, 2014.Description: 256 pages : illustrations (some colour) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0857858386; 0857858394; 9780857858382; 9780857858399.Subject(s): Industrial design -- Social aspectsLooking glassNote: Includes bibliographical references (page 250) and index. Summary: "Design as Future-Making is a collection of essays by an international roster of leading designers and theorists who share a new understanding of design as a socio-material practice embedded within a multiplicity of ways of making the world.Issues such as social justice, environmental health, political agency, education, and even the right to pleasure and play, are customarily thought of as dematerialised ideas and values. Yet, each of those realms of daily life are affected by - indeed, determined by - their physical and virtual contexts. Design as Future-Making argues that design is not only integral to social issues, but it is also an integrated mode of thought and action - one that variously draws on and informs disciplines such as philosophy, sociology, anthropology, political science, and psychology"-- Provided by publisher.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Design as Future-Making is a collection of essays by an international roster of leading designers and theorists who share a new understanding of design as a socio-material practice embedded within a multiplicity of ways of making the world.
Issues such as social justice, environmental health, political agency, education, and even the right to pleasure and play, are customarily thought of as dematerialised ideas and values. Yet, each of those realms of daily life are affected by indeed, determined by their physical and virtual contexts.
Design as Future-Making argues that design is not only integral to social issues, but it is also an integrated mode of thought and action one that variously draws on and informs disciplines such as philosophy, sociology, anthropology, political science, and psychology.

Includes bibliographical references (page 250) and index.

"Design as Future-Making is a collection of essays by an international roster of leading designers and theorists who share a new understanding of design as a socio-material practice embedded within a multiplicity of ways of making the world.Issues such as social justice, environmental health, political agency, education, and even the right to pleasure and play, are customarily thought of as dematerialised ideas and values. Yet, each of those realms of daily life are affected by - indeed, determined by - their physical and virtual contexts. Design as Future-Making argues that design is not only integral to social issues, but it is also an integrated mode of thought and action - one that variously draws on and informs disciplines such as philosophy, sociology, anthropology, political science, and psychology"-- Provided by publisher.

Table of contents provided by Syndetics

  • Acknowledgements
  • Foreword
  • Introduction: Design as Future-Making
  • Section I Crafting Capacities
  • Introduction
  • Thinking Differently about Life: Design, Biomedicine and "Negative Capability"
  • Unmapping
  • Fashion Hacking
  • Digital Crafting and the Challenge to Material Practices
  • Petrified Curtains, Animate Architextiles
  • Section II Shifting Geographies
  • Introduction
  • 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
  • Sze Tsung Leong and Susan Yelavich Interview
  • Section III Up-ending Systems
  • Introduction
  • Designing Time
  • 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
  • Endnotes
  • Bibliography
  • Contributor Biographies

Author notes provided by Syndetics

Susan Yelavich is an Associate Professor and Director of the MA in Design Studies program in the School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons The New School for Design, USA.

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