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    DescriptionDesign as Politics confronts the inadequacy of contemporary politics to deal with unsustainability. Current 'solutions' to unsustainability are analysed as utterly insufficient for dealing with the problems but, further than this, the book questions the very ability of democracy to deliver a sustainable future. Design as Politics argues that finding solutions to this problem, of which climate change is only one part, demands original and radical thinking. Rather than reverting to failed political ideologies, the book proposes a post-democratic politics. In this, Design occupies a major role, not as it is but as it could be if transformed into a powerful agent of change, a force to create and extend freedom. The book does no less than position Design as a vital form of political action.


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    Title
    Design as Politics
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Tony Fry
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 188 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 360 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781847885678
    ISBN 10: 1847885675
    Classifications

    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: ARC
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T1.5
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JPW
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    BIC subject category V2: RNU
    DC22: 333.72
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15860
    B&T Approval Code: A03240000
    BISAC V2.8: POL033000
    BIC subject category V2: AKP
    DC22: 745.2
    BISAC V2.8: ARC004000
    B&T Approval Code: A02100000
    BISAC V2.8: DES008000, BUS072000, ART030050, BUS099000
    BIC subject category V2: AMCR
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    LC classification: NK1520 .F78 2011
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    Thema V1.0: RNU, AKP, JPW, AMCR
    Illustrations note
    25 b&w illus
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Berg Publishers
    Publication date
    15 December 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Tony Fry is a director of the sustainment consultancy Team D/E/S and Adjunct Professor of Design, Griffith University, Queensland College of Art. He has taught and lectured internationally and is author of Remakings: Ecology, Design, Philosophy, A New Design Philosophy: an Introduction to Defuturing and Design Futuring: Sustainability, Ethics and New Practice (Berg).
    Review quote
    Design as Politics destroys our fantasies of 'sustainable design' and urges us to face our collective future. Read this before deciding whether you have the courage and conviction necessary to be a designer of the future. Lisa Norton, School of the Art Institute of Chicago To say that this book is 'timely' is an understatement. Fry offers us one of the most prescient theses for the design of a different possible future - a time and a politics 'to-come' - that we have. We all ignore the messages of this book at our own peril. Duncan Fairfax, Goldsmiths, University of London There is no more challenging and urgent political question than whether democracy is able to deliver sustainable economic and political futures. Fry's is the first book to ask this question, not in the abstract but in the context of asking how we make the future. Clive Dilnot, Parsons The New School for Design, New York Fry grabs you by the collar and shakes you until everything you thought was true seems like a giant lie ... What more can you ask of a book than to challenge and incite? Interiors For many reasons beyond its rhetorical force, Design as Politics richly rewards a close and considered read. The book is revelatory. It exposes readers to often critiqued but (for Fry) deeply misunderstood behaviors, ideals and institutions. [...] There are few design theorists or writers attempting to understand and helping their peers to understand the nature and scope of unsustainability as adamantly as Fry. [...] Our collective wellbeing depends on writers like Fry who continue to provoke sharp thought, dispel pernicious myths and rouse designers and other makers of 'things' to help transform our collective future into one that sustains rather than diminishes. Keith Owens, Design Philosophy Papers
    Table of contents
    Introduction PART ONE: DESIGN, POLITICS, & DEFUTURING 1. Facing Finitude 2. Totally Inadequate Solutions 3. Redirection: Design & Things PART TWO: RE-FRAMING THE POLITICAL 4. The Political, Sovereignty & Design 5. The Shadow of Carl Schmitt's Politics 6. Pluralism is a Political Problem 7. Remaking Sovereignty PART 3: DESIGN FUTURING AS MAKING TIME 8. New Building for a New World 9. On Freedom by Design 10. Design Beyond the Limits Notes Selected Reading Index