Talk: The Designer Without Qualities - Silvio Lorusso
In this talk Silvio Lorusso examines how technical and social transformations have affected the professional and cultural value of the graphic designer. Looking at the impact of automation, visual relativism and intellectualization, he focuses on the professional and cultural dilution of graphic design into online customization and meme-making. Lorusso addresses how the abstract do-good grandeur of design education often obscures a more concrete financial and existential insecurity. In opposition to this, his proposition is to conceive design schools as 'temporary autonomous élites' that celebrate the marginality of the designer without qualities and serve as a basis for an emotional counterculture.
Grafill Grafisk design invites to a talk with Silvio Lorusso.
Silvio Lorusso is a Rotterdam-based artist, designer and writer. He writes about the relationship between entrepreneurship and precarity, i.e. entreprecariat. His work was presented at Re:Publica (DE), MaXXI (IT), Transmediale (DE), Drugo More (HR), Kunsthalle Wien (AT) Vögele Kultur Zentrum (CH), NRW-Forum (DE), MoneyLab (NL), Impakt (NL), Sight & Sound (CA), Adhocracy (GR), Biennale Architettura (IT). He holds a Ph.D. in Design Sciences from the School of Doctorate Studies – Iuav University of Venice. His writing has appeared in several magazine and publications, including Not, Immaterial Labour Union Zine, Prismo, Modes of Criticism, Printed Web 3, Metropolis M, Progetto Grafico, Digicult, Diid, and Doppiozero. He is an affiliated researcher at the Institute of Network Cultures of Amsterdam and works as a mentor at the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences’ PublishingLab. His work has been featured in, among others, The Guardian, The Financial Times, and Wired. Since 2013, he manages the Post-Digital Publishing Archive (p-dpa.net). He lectured at Royal College of Art (UK), Sandberg Instituut (NL), Royal Academy of Art (NL); Willem de Kooning Academy (NL), École de recherche graphique (BE), Coventry University (UK).
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