spatial practice and 
artistic research

friction atlas. making authority visually and physically discernible in public space

design issues

mit press

because of the importance of the role and embodiment of the designer/artist in making publics, this special issue draws attention to reflexive practices in art & design, and questions how these practices can be embedded in the formations and operations of publics and design practices. more specifically, the special issue aims to explore the following questions: how do the designer/artist create and maintain publics? how do we accommodate differences in these agonistic spaces? what is the role of the designer/artist in these contexts? how can we understand the tension between artistic control in speculative design and empowerment in participatory design?

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