Design Dispersed

Forms of Migration and Flight

Edited by Burcu Dogramaci and Kerstin Pinther

Transcript-Verlag

Design Dispersed

Pub Date: October 2019

ISBN: 9783837647051

230 Pages

Format: Paperback

List Price: $40.00

Design Dispersed

Forms of Migration and Flight

Edited by Burcu Dogramaci and Kerstin Pinther

Transcript-Verlag

This volume traces the complex and heterogeneous connections between migration and design in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Questions tackled address the aesthetic effects that result from the networking, overlapping, and mixing of forms as well as the political and social dimensions of design: How are experiences of displacement inscribed in the things designers create? Can design contribute to a critical debate in migration and flight? Is it able to provide material to rethink complex historical and cultural relationships? The chapters clarify the challenges and possibilities of thinking together migration, design and flight, critically historicize and discuss design concepts for displaced people, and bring mobile actors in design into focus.

About the Author

Burcu Dogramaci is professor of modern and contemporary art history at the Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich, Germany. Her research focus in exile and migration, photography, fashion, urbanity, architecture, sculpture, and Live Art.

Kerstin Pinther is professor of African art history at the art history department of Ludwig-Maximilian University Munich, Germany. Her research focuses on contemporary art, architecture, urbanism, and design in Africa and its diaspora. Her most recent publication looked at New Spaces for Negotiating Art (and) Histories in Africa. As a curator, she organized the exhibition Afropolis. City, Media, Art (2010-2012).