Design

“FUTURE PRESENT”: the impact of technology on design

Michigan State University’s Science Gallery Detroit is pleased to announce its third annual exhibition, FUTURE PRESENT: Design in a Time of Urgency, which will run through Dec. 11 at Bedrock’s 1001 Woodward Building in downtown Detroit. This year’s exhibition theme will explore humanity’s nuanced relationship to various forms of design and the impact it has on the future.... READ MORE...

The Speculative Design of Immaculate Motherhood

In the next five years, the artificial womb will become a medical reality. Ectogenesis, outside-the-womb gestation, is increasingly viable for human embryos. Will it lead to a feminist utopia, or is it the newest manifestation of an age-old male fantasy? This question has occupied the minds of feminists, science-fiction writers, artists and scientists for decades. Article by Patricia de Vries... READ MORE...

Friction Atlas. A radical topography of public space

With the idea of ​​starting a reflection on the use of public space - which is now increasingly regulated, limited and reduced - since 2014 Paolo Patelli and Giuditta Vendrame, through the project "Friction Atlas" collect, classify and make visible all the laws, rules and devices that regulate the way people move, meet, and gather in public space. Article by Fabiola Fiocco... READ MORE...

Broadcasting alienation: interview with Laura Yuile

ASSET ARREST is a podcast series set around the viewing of different luxury properties led by artist Laura Yuile, who poses as a potential buyer. In her work, she explores notions of the domestic and the urban through the intimate (or public) matters of living together, and the effects of globalization and technological development upon living space itself. Interview by Fabiola Fiocco.... READ MORE...

How would you touch an image? Interview with Lucy Hardcastle

Are we sure that we are still able to distinguish what is “real” from what is purely digital? Federica Fontana interviews Lucy Hardcastle, a 26 years old interdisciplinary designer and artist –  but she prefers to think of herself more as a digital craftsman –  who runs a studio in London specialized in creating original unique visual experiences by using CGI, digital rendering and glass blowing.... READ MORE...