With an oeuvre that covers everything from agitprop cans stuffed with cow-dung to ergo-dynamic lounge chairs, anyone in search of a new design manifesto would need to start with Victor Papanek, a guru for socially and ecologically responsible design and pedagogy. By Alison J. Clarke

 Drawing by Jaakko Pallasvuo   

Drawing by Jaakko Pallasvuo 


In the past decade we've seen art flow and exponentially overflow through information networks. Pallasvuo's years as a practicing artist have overlapped with the peak years of sharing culture. Now he just wants to shut the fuck up.

 Autarchy, 2010 Verschiedene Materialien Foto: Studio Formafantasma

Autarchy, 2010
Mixed media
Photo: Studio Formafantasma

Mining the traditional ideal that design is the servant of industry, Eindhoven-based Studio Formafantasma is giving shape to the future of things.