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The Life and Death of Critical and Speculative Design: Post-Truth, Post-Capital and Post-Disciplinarity in Perilous Times

Ward, Matt. 2018. 'The Life and Death of Critical and Speculative Design: Post-Truth, Post-Capital and Post-Disciplinarity in Perilous Times'. In: Critical By Design?. Academy of Art and Design FHNW, Basel, Switzerland 17–18 May 2018. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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This lecture will be structured around four deaths; each significant in my life, each playing a role in shifting my understanding of life, death and design. The lecture aims to problematise the idea of ‘critical design’ as a school of thinking, a method or a style of design. I will try to grapple with the relationship between critical thought, theory and material practice in the networked age. Whilst doing this I will try to unravel how nomenclature and critique can undermine local cultures and how ‘care’ can provide a framework to make sense of a new direction in design education. The talk will reflect on design in perilous times through ideas, projects and practices that have emerged from Goldsmiths over the last 15 years. I aim to build a case for a new expanded, post-disciplinary practice.

Item Type:

Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)

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Departments, Centres and Research Units:

Design

Dates:

DateEvent
2018Completed

Event Location:

Academy of Art and Design FHNW, Basel, Switzerland

Date range:

17–18 May 2018

Item ID:

25347

Date Deposited:

17 Dec 2018 14:22

Last Modified:

17 Dec 2018 14:23

URI:

http://research.gold.ac.uk/id/eprint/25347

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