Disarming Design was a temporary masters programme at the Sandberg Instituut that ran from 2020 to 2022. It was committed to design practices in situations of oppression acting on the overlap of design and politics, and positioned design as a cultural tool to foster disarming ways of knowing. […]
It features collaborative works by Lama Aloul, Saja Amro, Julina Vanille Bezold, Rasha Dakkak, Farah Fayyad, Mohamed Gaber, Anna Celda, Ayman Hassan, Siwar Kraitem, Ott Metusala, Naira Nigrelli, Karmel Sabri, Qusai Al Saify, Sarah Saleh, Mohammed Tatour, Jara van Teeffelen and Samira Vogel.
In questioning the term “Disarming Design” the group grappled with the act of naming, and made an extensive list of possible DD-translations, to interpret DD according to media and outlets. These terms are the base for this digital archive of collaborative works; where each DD-interpretation presents specific projects as a conversation starter for further collaborations.
The accompanying publication Durable Discussions presents life-making practices across objects, events, places, and habits. In research through writing, seventeen essays sense and transform the poetics and politics of the everyday, offering perspectives in thinking about art and design as emancipatory politics. (Onomatopee, 2022)
This webspace has been designed and developed by PING (Miquel Hérvas Gómez, Agustina Woodgate and Sascha Krischock), Nick Reilly, Sarah Saleh and Jara van Teeffelen.