Design for more-than-human futures : towards post-anthropocentric worlding / edited by Martín Tironi, Marcos Chilet, Carola Ureta Marín and Pablo Hermansen.

  • Abingdon ; New York : Routledge, 2024.
  • ©2024
xxii, 172 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm.


Research in design, technology and society. [More in this series]
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"This book explores the work of important authors in the search for a transition towards more ethical design focused on more-than-human co-existence. In a time of environmental crises in which the human species threatens its own survival and the highest level of exacerbation of the idea of a future and technological innovation, it is important to discard certain anthropocentric categories in order to situate design beyond the role that it traditionally held in the capitalist world, creating opportunities to create more just and sustainable worlds. This book is an invitation to travel new paths for design framed by ethics of more-than-human coexistence that breaks with the unsustainability installed in the designs that outfit our lives. Questioning the notion of human-centered design is central to this discussion. It is not only a theoretical and methodological concern, but an ethical need to critically rethink the modern, colonialist, and anthropocentric inheritance that resonates in design culture. The authors in this book explore the ideas oriented to form new relations with the more-than-human and with the planet, using design as a form of political enquiry. This book will be of interest to academics and students from the world of design and particularly those involved in emerging branches of the field such as speculative design, critical design, non-anthropocentric design and design for transition"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Notes on excess: towards pluriversal design / Marisol de la Cadena, Arturo Escobar
  • Anticipations of more than human futures : social innovation as a decentering, engendering, reframing, and caring practice / Ezio Manzini, Virginia Tassinari
  • Design's intimacies: the indeterminacy of design with machines and mushrooms / Laura Forlano
  • Growing materials: technical and caring processes as rooted design practices / Nicole Cristi
  • Learning from accidental abundance / Carl DiSalvo
  • How would animals and architects co-design if we built the right contract? / Ignacio Farías, Tomás Sánchez Criado, Felix Remter
  • Before the idiot, the poet? Aesthetic figures and design / Alex Wilkie, Mike Michael
  • Revisiting empathy by gentrifying our guts: exploring design as a cosmopolitical diplomacy practice through microbial fruits of Istanbul / Uriel Fogué, Orkan Telhan, Eva Gil Lopesino, Carlos Palacios Rodriquez
  • Design beyond human concerns: a sancocho-style approach / Leonardo Parra-Agudelo, Edgard David Rincón Quijano
  • Furrowing the 'Maraña': designing to sail out of the anthropocene / Pablo Hermansen, José Guerra Solano.
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