Tag: design

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What Can Design Tell Us About Itself? – The Exhibition of Croatian Design 1718

A designer who is usually recognised as good at what he or she does quite often exudes that glamorous aura of an inspired individual. However, good design oftentimes remains hidden behind the anonymous and the collective (in big agencies, for instance) or behind the omnipresent and almost undetectable, behind miniature, yet strategically important modifications and transformations of long-lasting brands, etc. One of the advantages of this sort of exhibition format for presenting design is that it provides a general idea about what is perceived as a good standard, an “example of good practice”, a benchmark of excellence. Since design has never been only “one thing” (and certainly it is not today), but rather many different things, it would be naive to talk about some universal standard. – WRITTEN BY: MARKO GOLUB

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On Matko Meštrović in the context of design — on the occasion of the Lifetime Achievement Award

Matko Meštrović is critical of eminent designers of the western world, including Victor Papanek and Buckminster Fuller, resenting them for not being resolute in their questioning of the dominant capitalist system. His eternal curiosity and desire to explore and promote new interpretations of the relations of social domination that are structurally connected to capitalist modes of production is a reflection of his attempt to subvert this domination through the collective self-determination of people and through the system of social production