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In Media Res: An Exhibition of Critical Design Practice (catalogue)


Sawyer, M and May, CM, In Media Res: An Exhibition of Critical Design Practice (catalogue), PSAS Gallery, Pakenham Street, Fremantle, Perth, Western Australia, pp. 68 pages (2019) [Catalogue]

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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 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 practice, its many forms and permutations.

Item Details

Item Type:Catalogue
Keywords:material cultures, industrial design, architecture
Research Division:Built Environment and Design
Research Group:Design
Research Field:Design history, theory and criticism
Objective Division:Culture and Society
Objective Group:Communication
Objective Field:Visual communication
UTAS Author:Sawyer, M (Dr Mark Sawyer)
ID Code:138488
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Architecture and Design
Deposited On:2020-04-09
Last Modified:2020-05-06

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