Political Design, City
Spaces and the 'Sans
Receipts'
James Duggan and Janet Batsleer
(MMU, UK)
J.Duggan@mmu.ac.uk / @dugg...
Inequality
The Design of the City
The Design of the City
Ranciere
• The sans papiers > the sans receipts
• Philosopher and his poor
• The police
• The ‘distribution of the sensibl...
Political Design
• Critique of existing design practice
• Focus on individuals and individual ‘needs’ or representations o...
Political Design – Home Depot
Plant
Natalie Jeremijenko’s – NoPark
Rancierean emancipation via political
design
Criteria Engagement
Political, provocative and re-distribute the sensible in ...
Political Design/ ‘Design Fiction’
Scenario:
Augmented reality tax layer
Image Google Streetview
Image Google Streetview
Choosing a Coffee Shop
Ambient commons (McCullough 2013)
Hobo Signs
Augmented Reality
•
Tax&Spend
• Create an AR layer that enables businesses to
record:
• Where they pay tax
• How much tax they pay per month, ...
Tax&Spend
Total income/ tax = %
Employee contracts
?
Rancierean Emancipation?
Criteria Engagement
Political,
provocative…
• Makes payment of tax visible
• However, the limitat...
The reaction…
• Beating the commons and complexity
• Research in architecture in design has shifted from behaviour
to sensibility (McCul...
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Political design, city spaces and the 'sans receipts'

Published on: Mar 4, 2016
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  • 1. Political Design, City Spaces and the 'Sans Receipts' James Duggan and Janet Batsleer (MMU, UK) J.Duggan@mmu.ac.uk / @dugganjr J.Batsleer@mmu.ac.uk
  • 2. Inequality
  • 3. The Design of the City
  • 4. The Design of the City
  • 5. Ranciere • The sans papiers > the sans receipts • Philosopher and his poor • The police • The ‘distribution of the sensible’ • Dissensus • Emancipation
  • 6. Political Design • Critique of existing design practice • Focus on individuals and individual ‘needs’ or representations or problems, rather than community-wide perspectives (Blyth and Kimbell 2011) • Apolitical stance of much of design (DiSalvo 2010) • Alignment with consumerist and unsustainable modes of living (Margolin 2002; Thorpe 2012) • Political design/ adversarial design/ design activism/ critical making • However, • Markussen’s (2011) political design largely engages with elites • Design produce small-scale installations that are not co-designed by the people in whose community they are located
  • 7. Political Design – Home Depot Plant
  • 8. Natalie Jeremijenko’s – NoPark
  • 9. Rancierean emancipation via political design Criteria Engagement Political, provocative and re-distribute the sensible in a manner that is fairer and more democratic The identified marginalized individuals and groups are substantively included in the research and development of the practical activity How and to where is the sensible redistributed?
  • 10. Political Design/ ‘Design Fiction’ Scenario: Augmented reality tax layer
  • 11. Image Google Streetview
  • 12. Image Google Streetview
  • 13. Choosing a Coffee Shop
  • 14. Ambient commons (McCullough 2013)
  • 15. Hobo Signs
  • 16. Augmented Reality •
  • 17. Tax&Spend • Create an AR layer that enables businesses to record: • Where they pay tax • How much tax they pay per month, as a ratio of total income • Representation of what this pays for • What contracts their staff are on – zero hour? • Other CSR activities
  • 18. Tax&Spend Total income/ tax = % Employee contracts ?
  • 19. Rancierean Emancipation? Criteria Engagement Political, provocative… • Makes payment of tax visible • However, the limitations of consumer activism • Entangled issues: tax locally but the global supply chains and ecological damage from smart phones… Inclusive… • Process: No, but this is a scenario/ fiction • Product: It uses AR, smart phones, web browsers Re-distribution? • Emphasis on tax and contribution • What about people who don’t contribute? • Potential for well-financed reaction
  • 20. The reaction…
  • 21. • Beating the commons and complexity • Research in architecture in design has shifted from behaviour to sensibility (McCullough 2013) • “architecture “arranges interpersonal distances in space, configures everyday processes, represents organisations, and shapes everyday habits within them, it also unobtrusively supports sensemaking” • Democratic sensibilities/ sensemaking? • Consciousness and reflection as integral… • Changing the perceptual co-ordinates? Then what? Parting thoughts

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