Papanek Symposium 2019
Real World: Design, Politics, Future
Porto Design Biennale, Portugal
26–27 September 2019
Organised by Prof. Alison J. Clarke and Francisco Laranjo
The Papanek Symposium 2019 investigates design’s inherent tensions in the context of rising global far-right populism and the asphyxiating manipulation of information in a post-truth era. What potential is there for envisaging alternative political futures, and what role might design, and its politics, have in contributing to those futures? Debating the future of design: The places, ideas and means by which the politics of design, and the design of politics come together.