Additional Reading

The required reading for the course can be found on Blackboard (the lecture, not recitation page) and here on the blog. Below are some additional readings (not required) that may be of interest. We can continue sharing texts here throughout the semester.

Two essays on ‘design thinking’ that might be useful when thinking about your final projects: Tim Brown, “Design Thinking” and Roger Martin, “What Is Design Thinking Anyway?

Since Raymond Williams has been referenced in all course readings thus far, here is his Keywords.

For those of you interested in developing Balsamo’s discussion of cultural construction, attached is an excerpt from Pierre Bourdieu’s Distinction.

Otto von Busch (2009) “Engaged Design and the Practice of Fashion Hacking.” Fashion Practice, Volume 1, Issue 2, pp. 163–186. Other work on his website.

Bruno Latour (1993) We Have Never Been Modern. chapters 1-2. (This reminds me of the opening of the Harvey text we read in week 1–also some interesting thoughts on transdisciplinarity.)

Claire Bishop (2012) Artificial Hells: Participatory Art and the Politics of Spectatorship. Brooklyn, NY: Verso.

Terry Eagleton (2000) “Culture in Crisis,” The Idea of Culture. Malden, MA: Blackwell, pp. 1-11.

Zygmunt Bauman (1973) Culture as Praxis. London: Routledge, pp. 6-9, 15-17, 35-39.

Zygmunt Bauman (2000) Liquid Modernity. Malden, MA: Polity, pp. 1-15 AND 100-109

Jamer Hunt (2003) “Just Re-do It: Tactical Formlessness and Everyday Consumption,” in Andrew Blauvelt (ed.) Strangely Familiar: Design and Everyday Life. Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, pp. 56-71.

Nicolas Bourriaud (2009) The Radicant. New York: Lukas & Sternberg, pp. 44-59.

Andrea Fraser’s essays, “There’s No Place Like Home,” and “L’ 1% C’est Moi”:

Bruno Latour (2011) “Some Experiments in Art and Politics,” e-flux Journal (23),

Martha Rosler (2012) “The Artistic Mode of Revolution: From Gentrification to Occupation,” e-flux Journal (33),

Gregory Sholette (2012) “After OWS: Social Practice Art, Abstraction, and the Limits of the Social,” e-flux Journal (31),

Mimi Zeiger (2012) “The Interventionist’s Toolkit: Project, Map Occupy,” Design Observer,

Bruce Nussbaum, “Is Humanitarian Design the New Imperialism?” Fast Company,

Teju Cole (2012) “The White Savior Industrial Complex,” The Atlantic,

Elaine Scarry (1999) “Radical Decentering” in On Beauty and Being Just. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University, pp. 109-124.

Clive Dilnot (2005) “Ethics? Design?” in Stanley Tigerman (ed.) The Archeworks Papers , vol. 1, no. 2, Chicago: Archeworks, pp. 138-146.

Tonkinwise, Cameron. “Design Away,” Design, Philosophy, Politics.

Richard Sennett (2008) The Craftsman. New Haven, CT: Yale University, 2008, pp. 19-27, 39-46.

Luc Boltanski (1993) “The Politics of Pity” in Distant Suffering. New York: Cambridge, pp. 3-11.

Gianni Vattimo (1992) Transparent Society. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins, pp. 1-11 AND 62-75.

Anthony Dunne and Fiona Raby (2001) “Designer as Author” in Design Noir: The Secretive Life of Electronic Objects. London: August/Birkhauser, p. 58-65.

AbduMaliq Simone (2004) People as Infrastructure: Intersecting Fragments in Johannesburg. Public Culture, 16(3), pp. 407-429.


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