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Design Act – Socially and Politically Engaged Design Today – Critical Roles and Emerging Tactics
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  Design Act Socially and Politically Engaged Design Today – Critical Roles and Emerging Tactics
Edited by Magnus Ericson and Ramia Mazé.
Contributions by Magnus Ericson, Natasha Marie Llorens, Ramia Mazé; interviews with Ana Betancour, Otto von Busch, Mauricio Corbalan, Pelin Dervis, Anthony Dunne, Joseph Grima, Peter Lang, Yanki Lee, Tor Lindstrand, Helena Mattsson, Ou Ning, Doina Petrescu, Fiona Raby, Meike Schalk, Christina Zetterlund.

Design by Johanna Lewengard.

Published with Iaspis.
published in March 2012
English edition
14 x 23 cm (softcover)
304 pages (26 color and 8 b/w ill.)
ISBN: 978-1-934105-61-0
EAN: 9781934105610
out of print
 
A project that presents and discusses contemporary design practices that engage with political and societal issues.
Since 2009, the Iaspis project Design Act has been highlighting and discussing practices in which designers have been engaging critically as well as practically in such issues. Itself an example of applied critical thinking and experimental tactics, the process behind the Design Act project is considered as a curatorial, participatory and open-ended activity. Design Act has developed through an online archive, public events, and an international network.
See also Iaspis Forum on Design and Critical Practice – The Reader.