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Fiction Practice

prototyping the otherworldly

Onomatopee 174

Mini-exhibition during Dutch Design Week (19-27 October)
Talk Friday, October 25th, 5-7 PM

To explore the relationship between fiction and design, Mariana Pestana set up a curatorial lab during the first edition of the Porto Design Biennale, in September 2019. The results of the lab - four workshops led by key design thinkers and attended by over 30 young professionals – were first showcased in Porto. These results will be post-produced at Onomatopee during Eindhoven Design Week in October, in a presentation and public talk, again open to participation. At Onomatopee, we will edit and riso-print a zine / insert to be included in some of the books.

Featuring contributions by Malique Mohamud and Marina Otero Verzier with Ibiye Camp, Dunne & Raby, Dani Admiss and Gillian Russell,Jan Boelen and Vera Sacchetti, Alexandra Midal, Jose Bartolo and Mariana Pestana.

 

About Fiction Practice:
Through speculative design, Afro-surrealism, critical fabulations and re-edited pedagogies, key thinkers and curators of contemporary design explore the radical potential of fiction as a critical design tool. In this lab we imagined new relationships between objects and ideas, we designed other worlds, brought impossibilities to life, remixed histories and artifacts, disclosed parallel dimensions, invented critical fabulations, modelled ontological oddities. Each of the four workshops, with a different character, enacted a kind of institutional model — an archive, an assembly, a committee and a school.

 

Agenda

Publication

Onomatopee 174, Mariana Pestana, 2019

Fiction Practice

€ 16

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Exploring the radical potential of fiction as a tool for social change through speculative design, afro-surrealism, critical fabulations and alternative pedagogies. 
Type
Soft Cover (with bookmark insert)
Dimensions
110 x 180 mm / 4.3 x 7 inches portrait
Pages
128
ISBN
978-94-93148-15-4
Editor
Mariana Pestana
Author
Malique Mohamud and Marina Otero Verzier with Ibiye Camp, Dunne & Raby, Dani Admiss and Gillian Russell,Jan Boelen and Vera Sacchetti, Alexandra Midal, Jose Bartolo and Mariana Pestana
Graphic
Joana Pestana & Max Ryan
Language
English
Release date
04/12/2019
Paper
Inside: Munken Lynx 130 gr, cover: Glossy Cardboard 260 gr , emboss
Edition
1.000
Color
1 section full color
Printer
Gráfica Maiadouro (PT)
Font
Dia Type, Estragon, GT Alpina and Apoc.
Image specs
19 full color, 14 black/white
Translator
Hugo Pinto Santos
Photography in the book
© Inês d’Orey, except pp. 20-1, p. 46 © Lara Jacinto p. 113 © Fernando Miranda
Copy editor
Andreia Faria
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