Design Anthropology: Object Culture in the 21st Century by Alison J. Clarke (auth.), Alison J. Clarke (eds.)

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Its focus is the present, built upon a series of past ‘present’ moments. Design, on the other hand, is a practice of material and immaterial making, but its mode of being-in-the-world is generative, speculative, and transformational. A designer must project forward into a potential future to launch an artifact that will, if all goes right, transform a near present and rewrite our future. Whereas an ethnographer works in ever greater detail to ensure that she has got the present ‘just right’, the designer uses the present – and uses it often imperfectly – as a provisional leaping off point for reimagining possible futures.

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To do this, Fry writes, “Design, in the first instance, has to be understood anthropologically” (p. 2). Intervention This temporal gap at the intersection of the two practices reveals another tension that is often involved as the two practices attempt to play nicely together. Designers are, by the nature of their training and modes of practice, comfortable with the need to intervene into the context they are exploring. Social, material, and technical transformation is always part of their working method.

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