28.3.13 (Thursday), 6PM, Beautiful Tube
LECTURE RESCHEDULED: it will take place on 28.3.13 (Thursday)
Design, in contrast to art, is a basic element of everyday experience. However, alike contemporary art, it may become a form of social criticism, commenting on economic and environmental crisis, ubiquity of technology or attempts of biopolitical management. Designers – by using “high” aesthetics, strategies for making things intentionally weird and a subversive play with functionality of objects – provoke and undermine foundations on which the social life is built, while at the same time attempting to propose new forms for its completion. Example of a lapidary table made of crisp French baguettes prepared by Rygalik Studio proves that “critical design” can explore the speculative area of this debate with efficiency equal to contemporary art.
Curator of the debates programme: Bartek Lis
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