Autonomous design and the emergent transnational critical design studies field

  title={Autonomous design and the emergent transnational critical design studies field},
  author={A. Escobar},
  journal={Strategic Design Research Journal},
  • A. Escobar
  • Published 2018
  • Sociology
  • Strategic Design Research Journal
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