Temes de Disseny paper

Between Dissent and Consensus, Resistance and Counter-Resistance: Design Practice as a Common Project-Process for Plural Possibilities of Being and Becoming

Chiara Del Gaudio, Samara Tanaka, Douglas Onzi Pastori

This paper is a contribution to the discussion on the ethical and political limitations of institutionalised, dominant design practices and on the need to rethink the ways in which they operate. It points out that institutionalised design processes act as a dispositive of power that not only capture and colonise forms of life, but that also shape territories, bodies and languages through normative models that are exogenous to them. This discussion is crucial when thinking about the role that design has played in nurturing current crises. This paper is an inquiry into the possibility of design practice that is not institutionalised either by sovereign designing designers or by subordinated designed users, but that constitutes itself according to dynamics where design emerges as a common project-process of creative possibilities of being and becoming. Crucial aspects for a non-institutionalised design practice are identified through the analysis of a design experience with communities in Rio de Janeiro favelas. This paper shows how this design experience is based on a design approach that, through discursive structures, dynamically supports and is informed by dissent and consensus, and by the interplay between resistance and counter-resistance.

This image depicts the first spread of the journal where the text is shown. It says in the title"Between dissent and consensus, Resistance and counter resistance: design practice as a common project-process for plural possibilities of being and becoming."
The image shows the second spread of the magazine where the text was printed. It shows a map with small balls, each of it with the name of a project
Third spread of the magazine, showing two pictures. The first one shows a door with filled, handwritten post its in it. The second image is a flyer for an event, and it reads "Healthy woman" in Portuguese

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