The new open access anthology "Attending [to] Futures: Matters of Politics in Design Education, Research, Practice", edited by Johanna Mehl and Carolin Höfler, is now online (Hamburg: adocs 2023).
Acknowledging the ways in which design (as practices, forms of knowledge, and sets of objects) is accountable for ongoing social and environmental injustices, this anthology contains contributions that envision alternative ways of exploring and designing more livable futures. Attending to these futures requires a reckoning with a multiplicity of actors and contexts, from institutional norms and regulations, to pedagogies, curricula, programs, digital tools, infrastructures, and architectural environments. Last but not least, attention is drawn to the mechanisms and protocols by which these futures are imagined and shaped. This includes critically examining the ways in which design is talked about, taught, and learned in order to empower future designers to engage with the political issues, cultural conditions, and social and environmental implications of their work.
With contributions by Abigail Schreider, Adam DelMarcelle, Anastasiia Raina, Anke Haarmann, Ayako Takase, Becky Nasadowski, Bibiana Oliveira Serpa, Bonne Zabolotney, Carmem Saito, César Neri, Chris Hamamoto, Chris Lee, Dorsa Javaherian, Edith Lázár, Federico Pérez Villoro, Frederick M.C. van Amstel, Frieder Bohaumilitzky, Heather Snyder Quinn, Henrique Eira, Imad Gebrayel, Ina Scheffler, Isabella Brandalise, Jaione Cerato, Jon Halls, Juan de la Rosa, Lauren Williams, Lisa Baumgarten, Luiza Prado de O. Martins, Marius Förster, Mindy Seu, Mira Schmitz, ngọc triệu, Rafaela Angelon, Søren Rosenbak, Sven Quadflieg, Tom Bieling, Torben Körschkes, Zoë Rush.
The volume is the result of a KISDconference of the same name.