Pleased to see a text of mine published in UN MUNDO FELIZ’s latest trilingual book “Protest!“ on Pictogram Activism. Impressive collection of 400 pictos and texts by Liz McQuiston, Steven Heller, Avram Finkelstein, Sarah Corbett, Tom Bieling, Bettina Richter, Steve Lambert, Fons Hickmann, Lincoln Cushing, King ADZ, and more.

February 14, 2022

In this book trailer for the book DESIGN (&) ACTIVISM, three of the co-authors – Alastair Fuad-Luke, Thomas Markussen and Cathy Gale – present their concepts on Design as Activism and Activism as Design.

DESIGN (&) ACTIVISM (BOOK TRAILER)

“DESIGN (&) ACTIVISM is a book about how the worlds of Design and Activism (could) inspire each other. It focuses on theories and practices related to the role of design in terms of addressing, provoking, creating and disrupting political discourse. Starting from traditional forms of protest, visual languages of resistance, speculative aspects of dissent, to new forms of digital participation, this will help us to better understand the rituals, structures and meanings of design activism in history and the present, clarifying that design is intrinsically social and supremely political. And it shall help us to derive arguments and examples for the transformative potential of future design (and) activism.

The volume contains contributions by Alastair Fuad-Luke, Guy Julier, Ann Thorpe, Chantal Mouffe, Gui Bonsiepe, Thomas Markussen, Gavin Grindon, Michael Erlhoff, Anna Feigenbaum, Cathy Gale, Barbara Hoidn, Stephen Duncombe, Steve Lambert, Harald Gruendl, Fernando Luiz Lara, Tom Bieling, Pierre Smolarski, Marcel René Marburger, Maziar Rezai and Mikala Hyldig Dal.

http://www.design-activism.org

Video / Editing / Conception: Kai Hattermann / filetroyal.com @ 2021

Thrilled to announce that my new book “Inklusion als Entwurf” (Inclusion as Design) is now available!

»Wie wir Dinge gestalten, hat einen maßgeblichen Einfluss darauf, was oder wen wir als ›normal‹ oder ›normabweichend‹ empfinden. Design markiert somit die Grenzbereiche zwischen In- und Exklusion, indem es implizit Rollen- und Wertebilder konfiguriert und dabei gleichermaßen in den Herstellungs- und Deutungsprozess von Normalität involviert ist.

Wenn solche Normvorstellungen durch Design mitkonstruiert werden, bedeutet das im Umkehrschluss jedoch auch, dass sie sich durch Design dekonstruieren, also kritisch hinterfragen und verändern lassen: Design kann also auch Gegenmodelle entwickeln.

Tom Bieling deckt auf zahlreichen Ebenen Verbindungen von Design und Inklusion auf und leitet daraus nicht nur neue Operationsbereiche für Designer ab, sondern liefert auch Anknüpfungspunkte für andere Praxis- und Wissensfelder.«


[Foto: Hans Sauer Stiftung]

Ab 30. September 2019
Tom Bieling: Inklusion als Entwurf
Birkhäuser / DeGruyter
BIRD Board of International Research in Design
320 Seiten, deutsch
ISBN-10: 3035620202
ISBN-13: 978-3035620207

Book: Integrative Design

June 15, 2019

Design reflects social developments in those issues which are also embraced by design researchers. A key concept for how designers position themselves in the future, according to the editor’s thesis, may well be integrative design. This term denotes design’s potential for the integrative development of a society, a potential imperatively linked with economic and political positions.

The book Integrative Design collects basic essays on aspects of integrative design, including design after ownership, inclusion, design as an interface with society, the integration of design and technology, and the political agenda of design. The associated website documents research projects that expand on these aspects.

Essays by Jörg Petruschat, Tony Fry, Cameron Tonkinwise, Ursula Tischner,
Anna Meroni, Tom Bieling, Sandra Groll and Helge Oder.

Ralf Michel (Ed.): Integrative Design – Essays and Projects on Design Research
Birkhäuser / DeGrutyer / BIRD Board of International Research in Design
ISBN-13: 978-3038216445

Book: Discursive Design

April 20, 2019

Nice to see this MIT Press book by Bruce M. Tharpe and Stephanie M. Tharp has become real. Happy to play a tiny little part in it, too. #DesignFiction #CriticalDesign #SpeculativeDesign