December 1, 2013
Re-Imagining a Manifesto premium
Kalle Lasn, co-founder of Adbusters magazine and author of the books Culture Jam and Design Anarchy, allegedly began Adbusters upon an epiphany that something was extremely immoral with consumerism. He yearns for the days when, “designers were mightily engaged in the world,” and fears the last generation of designers was schooled primarily in how to […]
November 1, 2012
The Designer and Social Responsibility: part 2 premium
Is there social authorship? Authorship in the context of social responsibility is somewhat different than the notion of producer. An author can be described as the individual who originates or gives presence to anything. Design authorship neither suggests the designer should or should not claim his/her work, nor does it mean that it should be […]
October 1, 2012
The Designer and Social Responsibility: part 1 premium
Social responsibility can be understood as the accountability of every individual in a society. The responsibilities vary depending upon the individual, which in turn become a morally binding act where everyone works towards benefiting the whole. The model isn’t new. The goal is justifiable—strive at helping individuals, positive impact in our communities, accountability in corporations, and […]