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In Media Res: An Exhibition of Critical Design Practice


Sawyer, M and May, C, In Media Res: An Exhibition of Critical Design Practice, Industrial Design Research Lab, PSAS Gallery, Pakenham Street, Fremantle WA (2019) [Curated Exhibition]

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In Media Res is a new exhibition of product, furniture, spatial, and lighting design. The collection of built work and associated catalogue contribute to the development of a critical discourse on the design of material objects and the ways they circulate in contemporary societies. By reflecting on the relationships between designers, materials, objects, technologies, and users, the project highlights both the transformative agency of material praxis and the role of design in the definition of social realities. This collection of objects—critical, speculative, and reflexive—by a group that includes both emerging and established designers, has been curated by the Industrial Design Research Lab (IDRL). It is part of a broad, longer-term interrogation of contemporary material-based design, its many forms and permutations.

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Item Type:Curated Exhibition
Keywords:architecture, industrial design, socio-technical studies, material cultures, mediation
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Architecture
Research Field:Architectural history, theory and criticism
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in built environment and design
UTAS Author:Sawyer, M (Dr Mark Sawyer)
ID Code:138483
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Architecture and Design
Deposited On:2020-04-09
Last Modified:2021-07-07

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