04.04.2017

Launched at Atelier Clerici during Salone del Mobile in Milan, Italy, on 4 - 9 April 2017.

Questions of propaganda have become urgent. Propagation of movements, ideologies and opinions is assisted by the development of algorithms, online news media and social media. These contribute to formation of ever-differentiating echo chambers in which information, ideas and beliefs are amplified and repeated in increasingly enclosed systems. How can design interventions respond to the current societal phenomenon and state of propaganda? How does design contribute to the structuring of flows of propaganda? What is the current state of propaganda in the design field? What does design propagate?

04.2016

Launched at Atelier Clerici during Salone del Mobile in Milan, Italy, on 12–17 April 2016.

In situations of abstract fear and non-tangible threat, people can react with distress and worry, but also with positive counteracts of irony, absurdity and conviviality. These reactions can enable joy, hope, distraction and escapism from the immediate present. How can design interventions respond to situations of abstract threat? Can design trigger possible positive consequences, such as joy, hope and solidarity and usurp the status quo?