Category Archives: citizenship

Reflections on Alternative Exchange: how does design create alternative economies in contemporary culture?

Within the cool interior of the Angewandte Innovation Laboratory in Vienna (26 January 2017), this Salon unfolded in multilayered ways. This reflects the multiple sites, publics and processes through which alternative exchange systems take place, making them often allusive but … Continue reading

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Some Reflections on Design Culture Salon 18: Is Designing for Behaviour Change ‘Creepy’?

Falling in the midpoint between the return from the summer holidays and the Christmas period, this Salon was a popular one. In fact, it ended as standing-room only, even after going in search of more chairs. It was rammed. Clearly, … Continue reading

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Reflections on Design Culture Salon 16: What does design do for citizenship in the age of the consumer?

If ever there was an outcome of Design Culture Salon’s discussion that reflected our political times, then this evening’s was one of them. When it comes to thinking about how design could function in new ways to produce new politics … Continue reading

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Design Culture Salon 15: How does design address immobilities in our society?

Design Culture Salon 15: How does design address immobilities in our society? Friday 13 March 6:30-8:30pm Clore 55, British Galleries While Design Culture Salon 10 looked at the concept of movement in urban culture, this salon focuses on spaces of … Continue reading

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Reflections on Design Culture Salon 10: How is the Urban Mobile Cyclist Designed?

Debates about transportation, how we choose to move around in the city, have become increasingly tense and fraught of late. The question of how you get to work, particularly if it is by bike, is a loaded one, which can reveal a … Continue reading

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