A Matter of Attitude: On Responsibility and Self-Critique of Design at Michael Erlhoff

  • Saskia Ketz Fachhochschule Dortmund

Abstract

Michael Erlhoff reflects on the downsides of design in Im Schatten von Design: Zur dunklen Seite von Gestaltung. He points out in which sectors design evades responsibility and does not assume self-criticism. In six chapters with a broad variety of shorter essays, design and designed services are analyzed and contextualized regarding manipulation, counterfeiting, ethics, moral, humanity, self-disassembly and honesty. The author questions the universality of formal principles such as function, ergonomics, and efficiency and exposes thereby the challenges and limits of design.

Published
2022-10-24
How to Cite
Ketz, Saskia. 2022. “A Matter of Attitude: On Responsibility and Self-Critique of Design at Michael Erlhoff”. KULT_online, no. 66 (October). https://journals.ub.uni-giessen.de/kult-online/article/view/1316.
Section
KULT_reviews