PRE-SPECIFICS: ACCESS X! – publication



PRE-SPECIFICS: ACCESS X!
GET ACCESS TO THE “X” IMPOSED BY DESIGNED CULTURE!

ONOMATOPEE 52: RESEARCH PROJECT

PRE-SPECIFICS: ACCESS X! not only showcases luring products, spaces and concepts by contemporary artists, designers, architects and others, but actually also provides insight into their strategies. The exhibition featured both sensory works and accountable strategies and motivations. The accompanying publication offers further notions into designed culture’s X: its productive conditions and modes of mediation.

Over recent years, ‘Design’ has progressed into a collective term for various activities of research, conceptualisation, production and even criticality. As ‘Design’ became synonymous to widespread professional authority, ‘Design’ became the name for physically imposed control and personally imposed power at large
The research project PRE-SPECIFICS: ACCESS X! offers you both a rich scope of forms of “X” as an instrumental toolbox to engage the “X” in our designed culture, offering ACCESS to X!

Onomatopee commissioned a variety of proposals, first of all to map out to what extent the addressed ‘design’ practice touches upon conditions of such a type of production and, second, to situate X in practice by means of a newly produced work.

Contributors: Platform for Pedagogy, Uglycute, Olaf Nicolai, Dexter Sinister, Joana Meroz / Andrea Bandoni / Saron Paz , Unfold, Metahaven, Lust, Claire Fountaine, Société Réaliste, Ryan Gander, Åbäke, Dave Hullfish Bailey and Florian Conradi / Michelle Christensen.

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