In the face of current environmental, economic and social challenge, what kind of conversations, responses and interventions can designers offer? What skills do designers need to develop in order to best respond to these challenges, and what new approaches, behaviours, pedagogies and places are emerging to address these?
These were some of the questions addressed by speakers and participants during Designing Alternatives: A Symposium of Contemporary Radical Design Practice we recently held as part of our Designing Alternatives research and teaching project. The symposium brought together a number of practitioners engaged in ‘alternative’ design practices. Together with an audience made up of students, architects, designers and educators, we explored some of the key themes and questions emerging in practices at the more speculative end of contemporary design.
|Publication status||Published - 2011|