A CLutch of Articles ANd... A New BOOK!
Two thousand eighteen as been a big year. Liz Patterson and I edited the first of the Parallel Narratives annotated design history bibliographies created by our Junior students. The prompt for their research? "Who or what do you think has gone missing from the "canon" of design history?" They told us whom they wanted to study. We did not suggest topics. This resulted in fresher work than we could have directed.
I also wrote a new book: Writing for the Design Mind, due out in March 2019 from Bloomsbury Academic. If you're wild for it, you can reserve one on Amazon already–just click on the picture below. But I'm saving the ballyhoo and fanfare for next Spring.
Tiny changes that add up to cultural tsunami are never more obvious to me than when rereading a short piece I wrote a while back. The web keeps these articles looking new--and one or two are new--but some are very old. Many ideas I once thought unheard by the design profession are now standard undergrad fare, and many new crises have arisen. But people still mention these particular articles to me, so I bundle them for you here.
Gentrification, Alienation, and Homelessness: What Really Happens When Amazon Comes to Town (in ArchDaily)
DESIGN FOR LIFE (In CityArts)
Where's Home? (In Metropolis Magazine)
Typeblots: Bear, Butterfly, S'more? (In Communication Arts)
Rethinking Those Proud Titles (In Communication Arts)
The Man in the Irony Mask (In STEP Magazine)
Enough With It! Thoughts on the Use of the Word "Passion" (in Metropolis Magazine)