Relevant Objects: Designed for society
While the glittering aesthetics of consumer goods propel us to create modern “ego images,” there is another side to contemporary design besides the urge to consume, one that focuses on social relevance in the design of cultural objects. Socio-Design has gained more popularity during times of social upheaval. The book illustrates six recent designs that have achieved a stabilizing and equilibrating effect in the context of a new design order.
The book can be ordered online at Amazon and DE GRUYTER at the price of 29,95 euros.
Karl Stocker, Dr.phil., Univ.-Doz, is a historian and head of the study programmes Information Design and Exhibition Design at FH JOANNEUM – University of Applies Sciences in Graz. In 1999 he founded the exhibition agency BISDATO, which is led by him ever since. Stocker is the author and publisher of numerous publications and director of research and exhibition projects.