Encoding Symbolism: Immateriality and Possibility in Design

@article{Folkmann2011EncodingSI,
  title={Encoding Symbolism: Immateriality and Possibility in Design},
  author={Mads Nygaard Folkmann},
  journal={Design and Culture},
  year={2011},
  volume={3},
  pages={51 - 74}
}
  • M. Folkmann
  • Published 1 March 2011
  • Art, Sociology
  • Design and Culture
ABSTRACT As embedded in culture, design objects are always reaching out to various cultural contexts incorporating different dimensions and resonances of meaning. Design, then, is always a practice of representation where every structure of sensually appealing materiality has an immaterial double in a process of signifying meaning in a way that reflects or affects culture. Traditionally, this structure has been analyzed in cultural theory with an emphasis on the effects of design in culture… 
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