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Critical Design in Context - History, Theory, and Practices

Critical Design in Context - History, Theory, and Practices

Author: Matt Malpass
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Critical Design is becoming an increasingly influential discipline, affecting policy and practice in a range of fields. Matt Malpass's book is the first to introduce critical design as a field, providing a history of the discipline, outlining its key influences, theories and approaches, and explaining how critical design can work in practice through a range of contemporary examples. Critical Design moves away from traditional approaches that limit design's role to the production of profitable objects, focusing instead on a practice that is interrogative, discursive and experimental. Using a wide range of examples from contemporary practice, and drawing on interviews with key practitioners, Matt Malpass provides an introduction to critical design practice and a manifesto for how a radical and unorthodox practice might provide design answers in an age of austerity and ecological crisis.

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This innovative book provides an overview of theories of critical design, and shows, through a range of contemporary examples, how they can be applied in practice.
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General Fields

  • : 9781472575173
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Academic
  • : February 2017
  • : February 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Matt Malpass
  • : Paperback
  • : 168