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In a Manner of Reading Design.

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Pages: 192

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Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.

Publisher: Sternberg Press

By: Ruth Buchanan, Helmut Draxler, Faculty of Invisibility, Rama Hamadeh, Claudia Mareis, Doreen Mende, Katja Gretzinger

Is it possible to find a new way of thinking — about design that allow for and even encourages a recessive blind spot? This conceptual reader juxtaposes new and classic texts to turn a self reflexive eye on contemporary practice. What we perceive as true is widely influenced by our knowledge implicit conceptions of which we are not aware. Design, as a planned action, brings together thinking and everyday objects and ingrains itself in our everyday contexts. When not reflected upon, it simply affirms societal norms instead of questioning them. If design aims at taking a critical stance, it needs to change its acquaintance with knowledge. The metaphor of the blind spot proposes looking at what is implicit or goes unnoticed in our perception. Contributions by the Faculty of Invisibility, Claudia Mareis, and Doreen Mende, among others.  
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