februari2014

1001 streams of whiteness

Spike Lee on Gentrification of BedStuy

My father’s a great jazz musician. He bought a house in nineteen-motherfuckin’-sixty-eight, and the motherfuckin’ people moved in last year and called the cops on my father. He’s not — he doesn’t even play electric bass! It’s acoustic!
—Spike Lee

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Research on Research

The need for a critical approach to Critical and Speculative Design

…”So answering [designer James] Auger’s pressing question — “What is this obsession with class systems?” —, well: we are obsessed with class systems because we can’t help it. Because, in contrast to most of the practitioners in the field of [Speculative and Critical Design], we do not have the privilege of not thinking about issues of race, class and gender.”

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Research on Research

Why research in art & design is important

“In general you could say that research is just an extra tool to produce works of art, another way of being curious about the world. [… ] What the Academy needs is not more theory, but training in how to use theory as practice”
—Jeroen Boomgaard, Gray magazine #3, p5.

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Tools & Methods

Ethnography

An ethnography is a means to represent graphically and in writing, the culture of a group.

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C

Tools & Methods

Contextmapping

Contextmapping is to map the experience of the user and his context.

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