Design Capital is the title of a book and lecture series that expose challenging and critical long-form essays about fundamental structures sustaining the design field. The books hijack a term that reflects the power struggles and quests for control and hegemony happening in design discourse and practice, and the politics that they embed and reproduce. Formed by five immersive, critical volumes, Design Capital aims at rigorously questioning the foundations of the field, as well as opening space for marginalised worlds within it.
Design Capital #1 - The Circuit
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- An essay by Hannah Ellis -
It starts with a question, perhaps a passing interest. Design takes over a city, with clutters of exhibitions in galleries and disused spaces working loosely in response. New biennials and festivals and weeks emerge every year. Old events happen again simply because they happened before. What is it that these events and their predictable patterns actually achieve, though?
Hannah Ellis is a designer, writer and educator based in London (UK).
- 190 x 115 mm / 7.48 x 4.52 inch (portrait)
- Francisco Laranjo
- Hannah Ellis
- Shared Institute
- saddle-stitched with dust-jacket
- cover: 1 pms, inside black/white
- Made possible by
- Onomatopee, Center for Other Worlds