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Empathy Revisited

Designs for more than one

Onomatopee 209

Publication

Onomatopee 209, Mariana Pestana, Sumitra Upham, Billie Muraben, 2021

Empathy Revisited

Designs for more than one

This book brings together ideas and projects that seek to define a new role for design based on empathy. As a mediator of emotions and feelings, design is presented here as a practice that takes care as its main purpose. Designers adopt sensitive, diplomatic, sometimes therapeutic functions, with the aim of connecting us with one another but also with the world around us, with other species, with soil, water and even the universe. In this book, the reader will find new ideas, utopian propositions but also practical solutions for reinterpreting and reconnecting with the world around them. Taking food as a key medium of encounter, both between people and also with the more than human world, the designers featured in this book consciously operate in a multi-scalar realm – from the invisible microbial life that lives in our gut to the vast landscapes transformed by agricultural practices. Designs for more than one are those that take into consideration not just their immediate user or client but the many constituents inevitably impacted by any new object or action.

Edited by Mariana Pestana with Sumitra Upham and Billie Muraben

Type
softcover
Dimensions
165 x 240 mm / 6.49 x 9.44 inch (portrait)
Pages
408
ISBN
978-94-93148-59-8
Editor
Mariana Pestana, Sumitra Upham, Billie Muraben
Graphic
Macedo Cannatà
Language
English
Image specs
171 full color images, 77 brown/white
Production assistant
Can Koçak
Editorial assistant
Can Koçak
Copy editor
Melissa Larner
Made possible by
the Istanbul Foundation for Culture and Arts within the scope of the 5th Istanbul Design Biennial and Onomatopee
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