A week-long event in the Hockney Gallery (Royal College of Art, London) became a book production space.
Treating of matters which he who reads will see,
and he who listens to them, when read, will hear.
A publication by Royal College of Art first year
Communication Art & Design students.
“Can we make design history research, and the sharing of its resources a more active part of everyday graphic design practice? How can we question the gender and racial biases of available histories? How, in other words, to influence the making of design history today? Does our field’s obsession with celebrity designers lead us to over-emphasise biographical narratives to the detriment of collective or object-based histories? Could we pursue a new form of writing design history, less confined to proven academic models, more intuitiveor creative, thereby taking greater control over our profession and how it is translated or related in existing histories?”
Sara De Bondt
Contributors : Pedro Cid Proença, David Crowley, Alexandre Dumas de Rauly, Sara De Bondt, Sophie Demay, Afonso Duarte, Marine Duroselle, Sophie Dutton, Jules Estèves, Mick Farren, Maël Fournier-Comte, Lola Halifa-Legrand, Angelina Li, Will Holder, Richard Hollis, Yi Lin Juliana Ong, Savage Pencil, François Rappo, Adrian Rifkin, Marsha Rowe, Michel Wlassikoff
Book Launch: Wednesday 9 June 2010, 6.30pm
At Artwords (Hackney), London