Design and Violence
Posted by Sebastian on Nov 23, 2013
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Our favorite design curator Paola Antonelli of MoMA talks about the curatorial project Design and Violence.

Design and Violence is a curatorial experiment that explores the manifestations of violence in contemporary society. Pairing critical thinkers with examples of challenging design work, MoMA intend to present case studies that will spark discussion and bring the ambiguous relationship between design and violence to center stage.

Watch Paola's talk at the Eyeo festival in Minneapolis.

A few examples from her presentation:

Drone Shadow: James Bridle. Investigation into the shadow of the drone.

The Electro Draught Excluder: Dunne and Raby. Object that protects the user against elecromagnetic fields.

Gun Lamp Collection: Philippe Starck

Merrick Lamp: Daan van den Berg. Hacked IKEA lamp infected with Elephantiasis.

Mine Kafon: Massoud Hassani. Low-cost wind-powered mine detonator, funded on Kickstarter.

Prospectus For a Human Body": Choy Ka Fai. Electrical nerve stimulation used to choreograph artificial muscle contraction and body movement.

Do Hit: Marijn van der Poll. A series of design products by Droog Design that invite their owners to radically re-shape them

The Stiletto Heel: Essay by Camille Paglia. "The stiletto high heel is modern woman’s most lethal social weapon".

The Liberator (Defense Distributed): Rob Walker. 3d printed gun.

Blood Puddle Pillow: Keetra Dean Dixon. A series of pillows that look like pools of blood.

The Guardian Angel Handbag: Carolien Vlieger and Hein Vandam. Handbags with symbolic imprints.

Scary Beautiful: Leanie van der Vyver. Unwearable fashion - where sexy ends and grotesque begins.

Other related works that come to mind are: Pain station, Huge Harry, Ultra Violent Design, Saint-Orlan, Broken Heroes, Alba, the fluorescent bunny. 2005-2015 - Powered by Movable Type 3.31.