The Most Dangerous Profession

“Papanek’s ideas are now enjoying a fullblown revival. Pre-empting the shift to transdisciplinary design, Design for the Real World challenged the role of design in creating normative ‘one-size-fits-al’ homogenised culture and proffered an alternative model that was way ahead of its time in demanding that ‘real users’ and indigenous populations be an integral part of any design process…”

– This text appears in Spike #59. You can buy it in our online shop –