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Free Public Lecture by Pelle Ehn.

Collective design, utopias lost and futures made by Pelle Ehn

Venue: RMIT Design Hub, Lecture Theatre (Level 3)

Date + time: 9th December 2014, 6-8pm. Please arrive at 5.45pm for a prompt 6pm start

Free event: Drinks and nibbles included

Pelle Enh


a collective designer (of sorts)
that’s what i am
an oxymoron of course
but please bear with me
there is more to come

in contemporary
techno-science lingua franca
the collective designer
is not the omnipotent maker
of isolated objects (of desire)
but more a passionate participant
among many
in multiple unfolding
things of design

these socio-material
“collectives of humans and non humans”
are designerly appropriations
of ancient nordic things
political assemblies
rituals and places
making futures
through controversial
“agonistic” “matters of concern”
(maybe as once on orkney islands)

(… to be continued…)

Pelle Ehn is a professor at the School of Arts and Communication, Malmö University, Sweden. He has committed four decades in the field of research on participatory planning and design. His research projects include: DEMOS from the seventies on information technology and work, UTOPIA eighties on user participation, and during the last years MALMÖ LIVING LABS, design workshops for social innovation. His publications include Computers and Democracy (1987), Work-Oriented Design of Computer Artifacts (1988), Manifesto for a Digital Bauhaus (1998), co-author of Design Things – an Innovative View of Design Thinking and Design Practice (2011) and Making futures – marginal notes on innovation design and democracy (2014).

The lecture will be followed by a panel discussion with Pelle, joined by Ann Light (Northumbria University, UK), Paul Dourish (University of California, Irvine, US) and Anne Galloway (Victoria University of Wellington, NZ).

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