Book chapter on the politics of design activism
Jilly Traganou from Parsons New School in New York is the editor of the book Design & Political Dissent: Spaces, Visuals, Materialities just published by Routledge. The book contains a number of interesting contributions from designers and scholars around the globe who all somehow deal with the overall question of how design practices can be used to make visible and change social inequalities, injustice and systems of power. We are proud to have contributed with a chapter wherein the analytical concepts ‘impure politics’ and ‘parapolitics’ found in Rancières philosophy are introduced in order to better understand how design activist practice is unmistakably caught up in Neoliberal power, while at the same time being capable of unsettling and disrupting that power.
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Read more about the book here