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VISIONS BY

People about Material Cultures.

Onomatopee Z0028

VISIONS BY is a knowledge platform with an annual magazine that addresses the different perspectives on materiality and material cultures from a critical and speculative research focus. It aims at generating awareness through materials beyond their physical properties and at considering materials as a new entitled discipline emerging from a design context.

Materials are inevitably linked to the evolution of humanity: they award identity, build heritage, and project futures. We focus on this social impact and perception of materials and the importance of materials in activating and dynamizing cultures and socioeconomic systems.

With annual presentations and participative performances by rising and consolidated designers, Visions By magazine issues are conformed by a curated eclectic mix of articles, photographic essays, interviews and case studies, englobing the different forms of understanding and exercising the material in a design context

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Onomatopee Z0028.3, Saúl Baeza, Laura Clèries, 2022

VISIONS BY #3

People about Material Cultures.

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VISIONS BY Issue No. 3 is conceptually organized around a spiral, representing the distance that the featured content presents in relation to the human body. From “deep” to “under” we find Dr. Naomi’s surgical work and understandings. Going from “under” to “between” Sara Bastai explores the relationship between objects and bodies and all the way around. Arriving at “on” we find Carlos Sáez and his Techno no aware hardware. Passing from “on” towards the unknown “?”, Luca Dobry presents a future sameness. From the “?” to the ununderstandable we have Riccardo Badano’s naturing borders and Toni Navarro’s proposals and challenges for a planetary politics, what a future to be alive in.

VISIONS BY Issue No. 3 features an evolution from its previous format and structure, just as Issue No. 4 and upcoming and future issues will. They are meant to mutate, seeking the best way to explore their self-contained content. Again, there is no specific theme per issue, no specific profile, no specific reader. Our contributors are selected in order to help us understand the cultural implications of materials and their infinite meanings. VISIONS BY people, about Material Cultures.

 

VISIONS BY Issue No. 3 – Contents

Proposals and Challenges for Planetary Politics
Toni Navarro

Naturing Borders
Riccardo Badano

Future Sameness: The Techno-Communist Drive in Luxury
Luca Dobry

Tecnho no Aware
Carlos Saéz

Bodies as Objects, Objects as Bodies
Sara Bastai

The Fetishisation of “Natural” is Old News
Dr. Naomi

 

About the editors:

Saúl Baeza is DOES Creative Director, VISIONS BY Founder and Editor-in-chief, VIBE content director and Understanding Design curator. While lecturing at Elisava Barcelona University of Design and Engineering he also researches functional and digital identities with the "Future Everyday" Research Group (TU Eindhoven Research) and "Futures Now" Research Group (Elisava Research). He has been visiting professor and lecturer at international universities, educational institutions and cultural venues such as Central Saint Martins and London College of Communication (UAL), Institute for advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), RMIT University Melbourne, Pascual Bravo University in Medellín (Colombia), Sónar+D, Victoria&Albert Museum, CCCB and DHUB, among others.

Laura Clèries is a designer, strategic design researcher, editor and curator in transformative innovation through design research-led strategic foresight and with an additional focus on materials. She holds a PhD and an extensive international academic and work experience in industry (Klockner Implants, Zara Home), academia (UoL, NYU, UAlabama, UToronto, IED, Elisava) and Think Tanks (Pantone Colour Planner, WGSN). Her recent work is addressed at generating content and strategies at international level through management of public and business research projects that bring actionable growth, and through the curation of events and exhibitions (Materiality, Zoom in Design, Design Does, Design Attitudes, Future Woods), conferences (TEDx, Understanding Design, Madrid Design Festival) and publications (Visions By magazine, Temes de Disseny design research journal). She is currently professor and Design Research Director at ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering, as well as director of the Master in Design through New Materials.

Type
Selfcover
Dimensions
142 x 284 mm / 5.59 x 11.18 inch (portrait)
Pages
80
ISBN
978-94-93148-76-5
Editor
Saúl Baeza and Laura Clèries
Graphic
Oficina de disseny (Diego Bustamante, Ariadna Serrahima)
Language
English
Release date
20220128
Binding
sewed with grey thread
Paper
Estucado Brillo 250 gr/m2 (cover), Estucado Brillo 100 gr/m2, Munken Lynx Rough 100 gr/m2 and Estucado Paste macanica mate 90 gr/m2 (insie)
Edition
1000
Color
full color
Printer
Ce.Ge, Barcelona (SP)
Font
SangBleu Republic Regular, Swiss 721 BT Black, GT America Mono regular
Translator
Cassandra Seidel, Traduccions MON
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Onomatopee Z0028.4, Saúl Baeza, Laura Clèries, 2023

VISIONS BY #4

People about Material Cultures

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We explore weapons, lots of them, through different forms, relationships, networks and infrastructures. We try to understand how media works and what people we are following. How is the narrative built? What do you stand for? Are we part of a community? We take a closer look at stones, the symbiotic encounters of minerals and life, objects (possession), things (property) and how they (and we) become everyday viruses. We also try to understand the cloud and its complexity.

VISIONS BY Issue No. 4 features an evolution from its previous format and structure, just as Issue No. 4 and upcoming and future issues will. They are meant to mutate, seeking the best way to explore their self-contained content. Again, there is no specific theme per issue, no specific profile, no specific reader. Our contributors are selected in order to help us understand the cultural implications of materials and their infinite meanings. VISIONS BY people, about Material Cultures.

 

VISIONS BY Issue No. 4 – Contents

VIRAL WARFARE: THE ROLE OF TIKTOK IN GLOBAL GEOPOLITICAL CONFLICTS
David Varhegyi

DREAMING JEWELS. NOTES ON THE SYMBIOTIC ENCOUNTERS OF MINERALS AND LIFE
Laura Tripaldi

THE VIRUS OF THINGS
Jerome Llorente

THE STUPIDITY OF PROPERTY, POSSESSION AND FIRST AND FOREMOST HUMANS
Masa Stanic

ADVERSARIAL INFRASTRUCTURES
Anna Engelhardt

BEN DITTO.MP3
Ben Ditto, Pau Garcia

CLOUDPLEXITY, INTERNET REPRESENTATIONS DRAWN FROM THE UNITED STATES PATENT DATABASE
Mario Santamaria

 

About the editors:

Saúl Baeza is DOES Creative Director, VISIONS BY Founder and Editor-in-chief, VIBE content director and Understanding Design curator. While lecturing at Elisava Barcelona University of Design and Engineering he also researches functional and digital identities with the "Future Everyday" Research Group (TU Eindhoven Research) and "Futures Now" Research Group (Elisava Research). He has been visiting professor and lecturer at international universities, educational institutions and cultural venues such as Central Saint Martins and London College of Communication (UAL), Institute for advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IAAC), RMIT University Melbourne, Pascual Bravo University in Medellín (Colombia), Sónar+D, Victoria&Albert Museum, CCCB and DHUB, among others.

Laura Clèries is a designer, strategic design researcher, editor and curator in transformative innovation through design research-led strategic foresight and with an additional focus on materials. She holds a PhD and an extensive international academic and work experience in industry (Klockner Implants, Zara Home), academia (UoL, NYU, UAlabama, UToronto, IED, Elisava) and Think Tanks (Pantone Colour Planner, WGSN). Her recent work is addressed at generating content and strategies at international level through management of public and business research projects that bring actionable growth, and through the curation of events and exhibitions (Materiality, Zoom in Design, Design Does, Design Attitudes, Future Woods), conferences (TEDx, Understanding Design, Madrid Design Festival) and publications (Visions By magazine, Temes de Disseny design research journal). She is currently professor and Design Research Director at ELISAVA School of Design and Engineering, as well as director of the Master in Design through New Materials.

Type
Softcover
Dimensions
210 x 297 mm
Pages
80
ISBN
978-90-833621-6-8
Editor
Saúl Baeza and Laura Clèries
Graphic
Oficina de disseny (Diego Bustamante, Ariadna Serrahima)
Language
English
Release date
20231106
Binding
Staple
Paper
DIN A4 Terraprint Gloss magazine of 80 gr/m2 PVC Cover 0.20 Orange Peel
Edition
1000
Color
full color, and Pantone Gold 871 C 2 sides
Printer
Ce.Ge, Barcelona (SP)
Translator
Cassandra Seidel, Traduccions MON
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Onomatopee Z0028.5, Saúl Baeza, Laura Clèries, 2024

VISIONS BY #5

People about Material Cultures

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We design for life, death and posterity, all together - while understanding who and/or what is permissible to kill or let die. We try to understand why water is a false dragon and how it gives and takes life. We are encouraged to do some push-ups. We rearrange things made of more things, we steal them and we question their economic value, trying to make sense of it in the process. We dance Kumbia and listen to the earth with the people who work under and on it.

Type
Softcover
Dimensions
210 x 297 mm
Pages
72
ISBN
978-94-93382-00-8
Editor
Saúl Baeza and Laura Clèries
Graphic
Oficina de disseny (Diego Bustamante, Ariadna Serrahima)
Language
English
Release date
20240430
Binding
Staple
Edition
1000
Printer
Ce.Ge, Barcelona (SP)
Translator
Cassandra Seidel, Traduccions MON
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