Design In The Borderlands by Eleni KalantidouDesign In The Borderlands by Eleni Kalantidou

Design In The Borderlands

EditorEleni Kalantidou, Tony Fry

Hardcover | May 16, 2014

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This book makes a significant contribution to advancing post-geographic understandings of physical and virtual boundaries. It brings together the emergent theory of 'border thinking' with innovative thinking on design, and explores the recent discourse on decoloniality and globalism. From a variety of viewpoints, the topics engaged show how design was historically embedded in the structures of colonial imposition, and how it is implicated in more contemporary settings in the extension of 'epistemological colonialism'.

The essays draw on perspectives from diverse geo-cultural and theoretical positions including architecture, design theory and history, sociology, critical theory and cultural studies. The authors are leading and emergent figures in their fields of study and practice, and the geographic scope of the chapters ranges across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, South America, Asia, and the Pacific.

In recognition of the complexity of challenges that are now determining the future security of humanity,Design in the Borderlandsaims to contribute to 'thinking futures' by adding to the increasingly significant debate between design, in the context of the history of Western modernity, and decolonial thought.

Eleni Kalantidouis a design psychologist, researcher and educator. She is a Lecturer on the Design Futures Master and Undergraduate Program at Griffith University, Australia. Eleni has a research background in psycho-sociology of space. She is the author of a number of articles and is currently working on a research publication on desi...
Title:Design In The BorderlandsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:May 16, 2014Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415725186

ISBN - 13:9780415725187

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Table of Contents

1. Design in the Borderlands: an Introduction  2. China vs China: Conflict and Translation  3. Back to the Third World: the Greek Experience  4. Modernity and Design in the Arab World: Professional Identity and Social Responsibility  5. Timor-Leste: Unlearning in Order to Be  6. Urban Design for the Global South: Ontological Design in Practice  7. Africa: Designing as Existence  8. Counter-Mapping and Globalism  9. A Note from Brazil: Looking at the Production of Design Knowledge in Brazil  10. Looking from the Other Side of the Street: Youth, Participation and the Arts in the Edgelands of Urban Manchester  11. An Exchange: Questions from Tony Fry and Eleni Kalantidou and Answers from Walter Mignolo

Editorial Reviews

In this trans-disciplinary, epistemically disobedient collection an international group of border thinkers reveals the coloniality of design as an overall perceptive mechanism grounded in Eurocentrism and hiding the global imperial claims. They radically decolonize design, opening up its creative dimensions as a tool of ontological transformation of the world and ourselves pointing toward transmodern multiple futures. - Madina Tlostanova, Full Professor, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration Design in the Borderlands¿is a brave effort at enriching the geographies of design. Introducing border thinking ¿to design studies, this collection of essays demonstrates the profound social and political signific ance of design along and across major issues like modernity, coloniality, sustainability, power and identity in and from a series of loci situated in the creases and at the edges of society, both locally and globally. - Professor Kjetil Fallan, University of Oslo With its wide geographic scope, its contributions from experts in a range of disciplines, and the variance in theoretical positions, Design in the Borderlands is an exemplary illustration of border thinking in practice.  - Specifier Magazine