This volume investigates the use of the word 'radical' in design discourse and practice, tracing precedents, problems and challenges for the future of the discipline.
Table of contents:
* Radicalise Me.
* Ontological Design and Criticality
* Anti-Fashion: using the sari to decolonise fashion
* Design From Within
* Design Friction
* Education at 400bpm
Anne-Marie Willis is a design theorist, writer and editor, her most recent book being The Design Philosophy Reader (Bloomsbury, 2019). She is based at The Studio at the Edge of the World in Tasmania, and holds Visiting Professorships at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, University of Adelaide, and the German University in Cairo, Egypt.
depatriarchise design is a non-profit association and research-led platform that examines the complicity of design in the reproduction of oppressive systems, focusing predominantly on patriarchy, using intersectional feminist analysis. depatriarchise design questions the shape and the very definition of design as a discipline, as well as its priorities, politics, and agendas. depatriarchise design works across different mediation formats: workshops, labs, talks, publications and a weblog.
Danah Abdulla is a designer, educator and researcher. She is Senior Lecturer in Communication Design at Brunel University London, a founding member of the Decolonising Design research group, and the Creative Director and Editor of Kalimat Magazine. She holds a PhD in Design from Goldsmiths, University of London.
Kenneth FitzGerald is a writer and educator teaching at Old Dominion University in Norfolk Virginia, US.
Hannah Ellis is a designer, writer and educator based in London (UK).
Tanveer Ahmed is an PhD student at The Open University, UK and a visiting tutor at the Royal College of Art. Tanveer’s research aims are to devise anti-racist and post-capitalist fashion design agendas.
Anja Groten is a designer, educator and community organiser investigating collaborative processes of design, based in Amsterdam (NL). She is the co-founder of the initiative Hackers & Designers, attempting to break down the barriers between the two fields by enforcing a common vocabulary through education, hacks and collaboration. Anja is a PhD candidate at Leiden University and a researcher at the consortium ‘Bridging Art, Design and Technology through Critical Making’.