HOW does it happen and what does it take

Llorens, Natasha Marie and Mazé, Ramia (2011) HOW does it happen and what does it take. In: DESIGN ACT Socially and politically engaged design today – critical roles and emerging tactics. Iaspis / Sternberg Press, Berlin, pp. 110-155. ISBN 978-91-978882-1-9

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This section discusses tactics of social and political engagement in design. HOW do socially and politically engaged designers operate? HOW do design practices relate to and change the status quo? HOW do designers participate in social processes and political issues? The term ‘tactic’ refers to a logic (and politic) of action, as Doina Petrescu points out in her interview in the previous section. Formulated here as verbs, tactics are suggestive of design acts, activities, actions – and activism. Tactics are not presented here as recipes for revolution, however, but as openings for discussing how ethics, power and otherwise critical issues are enacted within design practice. This section proposes a series of tactics that connect across project examples featured in DESIGN ACT.

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