PLAYING FOOLS AND ENGAGING IDIOTS: The function of Speculative Critical Design
Speculative Critical Design moves away from traditional approaches that limit design’s role to the production of profitable objects, focusing instead on a practice that is interrogative, discursive and experimental. This talk will offer an introduction to the practice and question how a form of design that is focused on asking questions might function to provide answers in an age of political uncertainty, austerity and ecological crisis.
Matt Malpass is a designer and theorist based in London. He is a Reader in Critical Design Practice at UAL: Central Saint Martins where he directs the MA Industrial Design Programme. He is author of Critical Design in Context: History Theory and Practices.