Almost like a programmer is programming a system, Jing He questions the perceptions of eastern and western design, through a grid of historical and contemporary systems, pondering about what is original and not.
The Ministry of Humanism
Man and Leisure
Designing lamps and couches, or designing peace and justice? Maxime Benvenuto dived into the systems that define the work towards peace in the United Nations. In order to make hope a bigger responsibility for nations themselves he designed a new law!
Scale 1 : 1.16
If you are an average length person, you probably walk through life not noticing how amazingly well public space fits you. Wouter Corvers confronts us with the standardised solutions that hinders diversity in the public space domain through his basic, but genius intervention!
Man and Communication
What does high fashion advertising do to our bodies? The fashion world has an idea of itself to be innovative, always on the edge of what is coming, Olle Lundin is opening up a discussion on which parts of fashion are actually fluctuating.
The Island of strangers
In this podcast Chen Jhen is discussing the historical complexity of Taiwanese identity. At one point she asks “What is real? Everything could be fake, if even our palmtreas are remnants of Japanese colonisation”.
A journey through the land of Panicutopia
The power of the Iron Dome in Israel manifests itself a lot through the believe in it. Blay questions this story by handing us another one, one of possibilities, change, and new perspectives, but which one to choose?
Guidelines for the human factor
Henrique Nascimento proposes a new kind of working condition. Robots and humans will interact through an intricate language-based production cycle, revealing some of the utopian or dystopian future scenarios that lay ahead.
A Guide to Satellite Surveillance
Man and Communication
Who owns the information that satellites produce? Can we trust the information or the people and institutions claiming it’s authenticity? Kubrak elaborates on why we should be concerned with where our information ends up.
Design is / as War
Man and Well-Being
What are the similarities between the mechanisms of war and design? Isabel Mager invites us to look beyond the beautiful objects and ask questions about labour conditions and production methods. Mager also proposes design as a powerful tool to change destructive ways to produce objects and create a better future.
A Calendar of Affects
What time is it? And now imagine all the different kinds of time that could be used to answer that question! How come we don’t have a wider perspective on what time is in todays society. Naama Agassi helps us on the way towards a new temporality!