The Disruptive Aesthetics of Design Activism: Enacting Design Between Art and Politics

  title={The Disruptive Aesthetics of Design Activism: Enacting Design Between Art and Politics},
  author={Thomas Markussen},
  journal={Design Issues},
The aim of this article is above all to construct a new conceptual framework for understanding how and why design activism in public space matters. The article sets off by providing a literature review of some of the existing theoretical frameworks in design research for understanding design activism. In so doing, I will identify a theoretical ‘blind spot’ in the research literature, which has blocked our view of how design activism functions as an aesthetic practice and not only a socio… 
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