Compared to art, design and especially graphic design have only recently begun to critically question their own canon - especially in relation to its predominantly Eurocentric, pioneer-fixated and linear historiography.
"Why have there been no queer-intersectional-feminist-design(er)s?" asks the young design researcher and performance artist Ece Canli, who criticizes the exclusion of marginalized voices and practices in the field of contemporary design.
In connection to this question, the practical seminar focused less on “why” than on “what” and “how”: the students examined “messy herstories,” “unstable signs” and other approaches from critical and emancipatory design practices from 1970 to the present, to reflect on them with your own routines, repertoires and references and to test them directly in practice. Their approach oscillated between past, present, future and speculation and tried, among other things, the possibilities of a fragmented, relational, process-like and expressly contradictory work.
Tutor: Rebecca Stephany