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Mariangela beccoi

Department: Social Design

LEXICON OF EVERYDAY EXCEPTION

WHAT
An open catalogue that displays an alternative reading of ordinary objects to emphasise the importance of freedom of expression.

WHY
From Molotov cocktails made out of preserved pickles during the Hungarian Uprising to the pots and pans used to express dissent during the Pinochet dictatorship in Chile, people often adapt and reinterpret mundane things to challenge authority. ‘Everyday Exception’ shows how we all design without being ‘formal’ designers.

WHY
Mariangela Beccoi compiled an open catalogue of objects that we can deploy in an unusual context, enabling everybody to become an ‘everyday designer’. Different objects convey different notions, such as confrontation (four slippers), asymmetry (bar of soap and 150 nails), dialogue (funnels and tube) and hierarchy (broomstick with two brush heads).

QUOTE
Domestic space becomes a space for political expression.

Copyright Design Academy Eindhoven

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Photographs: Femke Rijerman