From universalism to colonial politics, from a close observation of co-approaches hoping to instigate change to the exotic and exploitative thoughts of designers themselves, the contents of this issue of design journal RADDAR share a critical stance in their examination from specific angles and subjects. Yet they also avoid taking a traditional approach, aiming to shed light on the underlying aspects. Encompassing historical Indochina, contemporary Lebanon, African and American odysseys, inclusive imaginary typographics, multinational practices, and more, its scope invites readers to explore other dimensions for critical study. Design politics seeks to move beyond the separation of design and politics, because all design activity is inherently also political activity.
228 pages, 20 x 25 cm, softcover, T&P Publishing (Paris).