RADDAR#3 : Politiques du design / Design politics
Edited by Danah Abdulla | Cover by Studio Safar | Design by Julien Mercier | Photos by Danah Abdulla
I was invited by the Musée cantonal de design et d’arts appliqués contemporains in Lausanne to edit an issue of Raddar, a bilingual journal on design research. Raddar 3 addresses the theme of design politics which focuses “on the ontological conditions of design as a form of acting in the world and the effects it generates in different environments”.
The issue featured contributions in both French and English – entirely translated – on the limits of collaboration in design, intellectual property and copyright by exploring the works of the renowned Nigerian artist and designer Ghariokwu Lemi, the material history of Chaise Sandows, inclusionary forms of typography and language in French, and a challenge to the humanistic reasoning of ethics in design theory to name a few. It also includes the first French translation of Judy Attfield’s article “FORM/female FOLLOWS FUNCTION/male : feminist critiques of design”. The cover, designed by Studio Safar, is in Arabic, English and French, flipped to be read right to left to engage readers in a different reading experience.
Copies are available via T&P Work Unit.