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… it all comes down to that glass of champagne at the Design Museum when Deyan Sudjic, sipping quietly, says to British politician Gordon Brown …
Australian designers are known in the North America for their ability to take projects through to prototyping or working out manufacture.
Giving up and renunciation is a visible theme in Asia and accessible to the designer too.
I borrow Dolezel ’s notion of Heterocosmica (1998) to describe this trajectory, which is a theoretical discourse on the notion of the narrative world …
Elsewhere Starck, Giovannoni and others talk of how desirable vulgarity and kitsch are. And they generally design simple objects for the home, or furniture.
One day many years ago, sold by a street vendor in New Delhi as just another stainless steel utensil, a Michael Graves Kettle by Alessi came into my possession.
Universities today are an essential feature of our civilisation. It is almost as if developed human societies
cannot do without them.
Instead I suggested a view of design as primarily a dematerialised practice, where the technology constituted an instrumentality of this practice.
My teaching practice is a form of research-orientated undergraduate teaching …
The context of design for mass-manufacture now sits predominantly in Asia.
China is a factor in the daily work of designers in Australia
… all pedagogy is military pedagogy to the extent knowledge and education are used as weapons.
Is all Pedagogy Military Pedagogy? 18/12/2016
Where design practice is both Technological-scientific work (Kuhn and Feyerabend) and work as in Craft (sociology of craft, Sennet) – its is is also Practice as in rites, ritual, performance.
You too could take a shot at finding and growing your inner entrepreneur.
Grow your Inner Entrepreneur, 27/07/2017
The inability of taking into the narrative of a creative practice the simultaneities of ‘the other’ is the tragedy of the ‘assimilationist’ paradigm of elite creative practice.
The Illicit and the Ad Hoc, April 1, 2018
The current practice of service design fails when used to develop services for poor and marginalized communities.
The democratization of taste, abetted by the Web, coincides with the democratization of creativity.
Producerism —and the Birth of the Creative Entrepreneur, November 1, 2017