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Design and violence

Paola Antonelli (Editor, Organizer), Jamer Hunt (Editor, Organizer), Michelle Millar Fisher (Organizer), Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) (Host institution)
"Edited by Paola Antonelli and Jamer Hunt, with Michelle Millar Fisher. Design has a history of violence, yet professional discourse around design has been dominated by voices that only trumpet its commercial and aesthetic successes. Violence, defined here as the manifestation of the power to alter circumstances against the will of others and to their detriment, has always been ubiquitous, and in recent years technology has introduced dramatic new threats. Design and Violence sheds light on the complex impact of design on the built environment and on everyday life, as well as on the forms of violence in contemporary society. Published to accompany an online experiment launched by The Museum of Modern Art in 2013, this book brings together controversial, provocative, and compelling design projects with leading voices from the fields of art and design, science, law, criminal justice, ethics, finance, journalism, and social justice. Each author responds to one object--ranging from an AK-47 to a Euthanasia Rollercoaster, from plastic handcuffs to the Stuxnet digital virus--sparking dialogue, reflection, and debate. These experimental and wide-ranging conversations make Design and Violence an invaluable resource for lively discussions and classroom curricula."-- Publisher's website
Print Book, English, 2015
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York, 2015
Exhibition catalogues
232 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 27 cm
9780870709685, 0870709682
"Published in conjunction with the exhibition Design and Violence, online on the website of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, at and organized by Paola Antonelli, Senior Curator ... and Jamer Hunt, Director ... with Michelle Millar Fisher, Curatorial Assistant ..."--Page 6
"Born first as an online platform, and then as a series of public debates, 'Design and Violence' organized by Paola Antonelli and Jamer Hunt, examines the ways in which violence manifests in the post-2001 landscape and asks what makes these manifestations unique to their era."--Foreword
"'Design and Violence' is not a gallery-based exhibition simply translated online. From our earliest conversations, we conceived it as a platform for multiple projects--a series of public debates, a set of academic course materials, a symposium and this book, for instance--with the website as anchor."--Pages 12-13 Design and violence (online)