Critical By Design? Potentials and Limitations of Materialized Critique

International research conference on the capacity of design as a mode of critique.
May 17–18, 2018
FHNW Academy of Art and Design Basel, Switzerland

The conference ‘Critical by Design?’ offers a unique platform for the interdisciplinary discussion of critical theories and practices from a design perspective.

Renowned experts from design theory, history and practice, the philosophy of technology, the art, cultural and media studies as well as the field of human-computer interaction come together to reconsider historical trajectories, advance contemporary understandings and propose future developments of design as a materialized form of critique.

With Jeffrey Bardzell, Shaowen Bardzell, Carl DiSalvo, Igor Galligo, Bruno Gransche, Moritz Greiner-Petter, Anja Groten, Søren Bro Pold, Alice Twemlow, Peter-Paul Verbeek, Matt Ward, Janneke Wesseling, Anne-Marie Willis and Ludwig Zeller.

The conference is organized by the members of the SNSF-funded research project Critical Artifacts<https://www.ixdm.ch/portfolio/critical-artifacts/>, led by Prof. Dr. Claudia Mareis and Prof. Michael Renner.

The program is now online: www.criticalbydesign.ch

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