The Call of A Mute Practice

Rosenberg, Terry E.. 2003. 'The Call of A Mute Practice'. In: Techn: Design Wisdom; 5th European Academy of Design Conference. Barcelona 1/4/2003. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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This 5000 word paper begins with a critique of the need to declare what design ‘is' and to mark out set boundaries and programmes for its practice. The paper then advances and explains different trajectories in design thinking - different modal futures or ‘prospects'- produced in different sites of a diagram that lays out the exigencies and determinations in which programmes for designing may be plotted. This paper seeds two of the research programmes Rosenberg has been developing from 2003 to the present viz. research into: (1) nature and shape of design thinking – in practice. This research has been produced looking at two axes within design thinking – poetic and ethical. The poetic is conceived as that which makes ‘other' and the ethical is for an ‘Other'. (2) critical practice in design. The thrust of this area of research is to look into the way criticism (the critical) may draw together “use” (project) and “discourse” (programme).

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design; research; practice

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1 April 2003Published

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25 Mar 2008 11:07

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