What We Mean When We Say Critical Design: A Roundtable on Design and Future

Lukas Winklerprins, Brown University

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Critical Design, Speculative Design, Futures Design—what do these mean? In this roundtable, we will break these buzzwords down into their meaningful components and reflect on the state of the field. We will also discuss how design fits into the current disciplinary landscape; as design-oriented approaches permeate many disciplines, what do these refinements of the term mean in terms of how it is situated? Is Design the 3rd culture? Can making and thinking be separated? Who can design be for? Through discussion of personal experiences in the academy and interactions with the field, we can work towards a consensus of terms and ways to investigate design at Brown.

Lukas Winklerprins is currently managing the Brown Design Workshop and fellow at The Design Office.

 
May 4th, 2:00 PM May 4th, 3:30 PM

What We Mean When We Say Critical Design: A Roundtable on Design and Future

Brown University | School of Engineering | Prince Lab 222A, Brown Design Workshop, Providence, RI 02912

Critical Design, Speculative Design, Futures Design—what do these mean? In this roundtable, we will break these buzzwords down into their meaningful components and reflect on the state of the field. We will also discuss how design fits into the current disciplinary landscape; as design-oriented approaches permeate many disciplines, what do these refinements of the term mean in terms of how it is situated? Is Design the 3rd culture? Can making and thinking be separated? Who can design be for? Through discussion of personal experiences in the academy and interactions with the field, we can work towards a consensus of terms and ways to investigate design at Brown.

Lukas Winklerprins is currently managing the Brown Design Workshop and fellow at The Design Office.

http://digitalcommons.risd.edu/critical_futures_symposium/2016/Schedule/5