Materiality : Distinctive Aspect of Politically Engaged Design in Critical Practices

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Publication Conference Paper, other
Title Materiality : Distinctive Aspect of Politically Engaged Design in Critical Practices
Author(s) Keshavarz, Mahmoud
Date 2012
English abstract
This presentation is an explorative study on how materiality in design becomes the distinctive aspect of design practice compare to artistic practice in politically engaged creative actions. The presentation takes a short historical perspective on the notion of materiality in design, aiming to unfold how materiality itself can change the practice and definition of design. By looking to recent critical practices within design discourse, I examine the importance of materiality in critical practices in design as a distinction to critical artistic practices. To this end, the paper takes two examples of critical practice; one within design field and the other known as artistic work both performing on the subject of “undocumentedness.” Therefore the paper tries to examine how much design is different from art in politically engaged works and particularly on works related to undocumented immigrants. Finally it argues that materiality of design generates new forms of action-interaction in coming communities.
Pages 1-2
Language eng (iso)
Subject(s) design
materiality
performativity
event
community of sense
politics of aesthetics
undocumented immigrants
Humanities/Social Sciences
Research Subject Categories::INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH AREAS
Note Crossroads 2012: 9th International Conference Crossroads in Cultural Studies, Paris, France, 2-6 July 2012
Handle http://hdl.handle.net/2043/16182 (link to this page)
Link http://www.crossroads2012.org/ (external link to related web page)

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