For good or bad, all design is social.
Social Matter, Social Design challenges the way we look at, think of, and interact with the social world by emphasising the role of materiality. This enlarged field for engagement demands that design incorporates a more nuanced and complex reading of how the social is intertwined with the material, which confronts the often reductive or simplistic notion of ‘social design’, and offers novel forms of critical and meaningful engagement at a time of mounting social contradictions.
This book’s essays explore and unveil uncanny, disconcerting or discordant connections, bricolages, assumptions, or breaches at critical junctures for transformation. They are centred around four major themes: the body; earth; the political; and technology.
Editors: Jan Boelen & Michael Kaethler Contributors: Jonas Althaus, Stephane Barbier Bouvet, Mariangela Beccoi, Ellie Birkhead, Gali Blay, Jan Boelen, Nadine Botha, Pablo Calderón Salazar, Marianne Drews, Brecht Duijf, Anastasia Eggers, @Gabriel Fontana, Saba Golchehr, Alorah Harman, Dick van Hoff, Michael Kaethler, Eric Klarenbeek, Kuang-Yi Ku, Gabriel .A. Maher, Henrique Nascimento, Elisa Otañez, Ottonie von Roeder, Søren Rosenbak, Angela Rui, Vera Sacchetti, Noud Sleumer, Vivien Tauchmann, Henriëtte WaalDesign: Wibke Bramesfeld and Billy Ernst
Design: Wibke Bramesfeld and Billy Ernst
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