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  • Towards Critical Practices: Art and Design as Socially Productive Practices

Jordan, Mel, 2017, Book Section, Towards Critical Practices: Art and Design as Socially Productive Practices In: Transdisciplinary Practice. Oonagh Young Gallery, Dublin, Ireland, pp. 14-19. ISBN 9780992964139

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This contribution was developed in response to the editors brief - to reconsider the relationship between art and design in a critical context.This text proposes that both art and design have the potential of operating as socially productive practices. I suggest we avert our attention to the difference between a politicized practice and an unsuspecting practice whether it is characterised as art or design. This changes the emphasis from what is art and design to how art and design can improve the way we live. I wish to use the framework of critical theory to suggest a function for critical art and design practice that is not defined by specialized procedures. I propose that this type of art and design practice can encourage us to change how we act in the world whether we are producers, consumers or observers.

Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
School or Centre: School of Fine Art
Funders: ID2015 A year of Design, Dublin, Ireland
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2017 21:35
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2017 21:35
URI: http://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2693

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