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