DESIGN IN THE EXPANDED FIELD: RETHINKING CONTEMPORARY DESIGN

Malene Leerberg

Abstract


The article explores the contemporary condition of design, proposing a parallel reading between a diagnosis of modernist sculpture of the 1960s by art historian Rosalind Krauss and the state of present-day design. Two competing notions of design will be presented and discussed; a broad notion represented by Herbert Simon and the expanded notion of design, and a guarded notion represented by Bruce Archer. Using a structuralist mapping of the field of design, the objective is to rethink contemporary design and dislocate our attention from what design is to how design works.


Keywords


Design definition, expanded notion of design

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