Just about everything around us is designed: objects, buildings, websites, systems, cars, fashion, games, landscapes…
In this studio we explore the aesthetic, economic and socio-political dimensions of design and we find out whether form indeed always follows function.
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"Design is not just a feature of our surroundings, however, but also a process. When we arrange flowers in a vase, plan a meal or decide what to wear in the morning, we all engage with design and – one one level – become designers, constantly forming and re-forming the functional and aesthetic surroundings to our existences. Designed spaces and objects give us – and our lives – meaning.
They facilitate a two-way dialogue between ourselves and the material world: design plays a vital role in defining both our individual and our collective identities."
Penny Spark, The Genius of Design, Quadrille Publishing London, 2009
Image: Pamela Pease, The world of Design, Paintbox Press, 2009