What is it about?

The reconfiguration of the historical and cultural conditions of modernity in which design emerged as a field of studies and practices, demands a renewed approach to discussions about its nature, perspectives and possibilities outside the epistemological discussionsthat have taken up hundreds of hours of effort and pages of publishedwork by the community of researchers involved.

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Why is it important?

Through this approach, we can see how the imaginary about design has evolved from the discussions regarding its emerging scientificity during the seventies, and the need to understand where the nature of its practice lies.


From this perspective, the notion of transdesign is proposed as a horizon of joint construction, as a possibility to think about creative activity, beyond the disciplining and disciplinary origins of a versionof modernitybased on the precepts of homogenization, industrialization, serialization and progress.

Sr. Widman Said Valbuena-Buitrago
Oka consultores SAS

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This page is a summary of: Transdesign: A Prospective Exercise on Design Transformation, Leonardo, January 2022, The MIT Press,
DOI: 10.1162/leon_a_02104.
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