Designs for Different Futures

Designs for Different Futures
Library Shelf Location 38.HIES
Publication Date 10 Dec 2019

Audacity, imagination, and critical thought underpin this vital compendium of future possibilities

Designs for Different Futures records the concrete ideas and abstract dreams of designers, artists, academics, and scientists exploring how design might reframe our futures, socially, ethically, and aesthetically. Encompassing nearly 100 contemporary examples—from wearable objects to urban infrastructure—this handbook interrogates attitudes toward technology, consumption, beauty, and social and environmental challenges. The projects examined include a typeface unreadable by text-scanning software, the Svalbard Global Seed Vault, a dress incorporating the sound-wave patterns of birds in flight, a shelter for cricket farming, and a speculative prosthetics catalogue for the “post-human.” Commissioned essays and interviews from figures such as Francis Kéré, Bruno Latour, Neri Oxman, and Danielle Wood give voice to issues faced in futures near and far. With perspectives ranging from historical visions of the future to the use of biological materials in production processes, this is essential reading for anyone interested in how design might shape the world to come.

ISBN 9780876332900
Quantity 1
Pages 272
Editors Kathryn B. Hiesinger, Michelle Millar Fisher, Emmett Byrne, Maite Borjabad Lopez-Pastor, Zoe Ryan
Format Paperback flexibound
Publishers Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, The Art Institute of Chicago, Yale University Press, New Haven and London
Category Design/Graphic Design
Keywords design, Graphic Design
Language English

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