NEW EZINE LAUNCHED: DESIGN PHILOSOPHY POLITICS

28 August 2007
Crows Nest (Australia) - Design Philosophy Politics is a new ezine companion to Design Philosophy Papers, featuring short, hard-edged articles on design, the unsustainable and sustainment.
Crows Nest (Australia) - Design Philosophy Politics is a new ezine companion to Design Philosophy Papers, featuring short, hard-edged articles on design, the unsustainable and sustainment. Issue 1 focuses on why we need 'the political' rather than politics; an interview with Islamic thinker, activist and writer Ziauddin Sardar; articles on the politics of everyday stuff: laundromats, plastic chairs, a steel garden, and an unsustainable living room.

The objectives of Design Philosophy Politics are to:
- widen the constituency that recognises the importance of the relation between design and politics;
- create a global community of critical, politically informed designers, design thinkers and critics.

Design Philosophy Politics is an extension and development of Design Philosophy Papers, a refereed online journal established in 2003. The political implications of design are frequently addressed in Design Philosophy Papers in theoretical and scholarly ways. Contributors have engaged design in relation to concerns such as: ethics, user-centredness, technology; otherness; dematerialisation; aesthetics; sustainability; urbocentrism; homelessness; politics and the political. The kind of radical thinking being developed through Design Philosophy Papers informs the briefer, more hard-hitting content of Design Philosophy Politics.

Design Philosophy Politics aspires to be rigorous in its criticism of the unsustainable and affirmative in its embrace of potentially effective actions towards sustainment.

People
Design Philosophy Politics is published and founded by Team D/E/S (Developing Ecological Sustainment), a sustainable design consultancy and publisher based in south-east Queensland, Australia.

Team D/E/S is Tony Fry & Anne-Marie Willis, working in association with Jim Gall, Jason Grant and Keith Armstrong.



For further information please contact:

Anne-Marie Willis, Editor
Team D/E/S Publications
PO Box 159
Crows Nest Queensland
4355 Australia
T: +61 7 4697 8082
E:
W: www.designphilosophypolitics.com

About Design Philosophy Politics
Design Philosophy Politics is hosted by the Sustainable Interaction Design Research Group (SIDRG), a part of the Human-Computer Interaction Design (HCI/d) program at the School of Informatics, Indiana University at Bloomington Indiana USA.