Empathy Revisited: Designs for more than one
Design as the practice of care and empathy
The task of designers is often to connect us with one another but also with the world around us, with other species, with the planet: in other words, to practice empathy.
In this book, the reader will find new ideas, utopian propositions but also practical solutions for reinterpreting and reconnecting with the world around them. Taking food as a key medium of encounter, both between people and also with the more than human world, the designers featured in this book consciously operate in a multi-scalar realm—from the invisible microbial life that lives in our gut to the vast landscapes transformed by agricultural practices.
Designs for more than one are those that take into consideration not just their immediate user or client but the many constituents inevitably impacted by any new object or action.
With written contributions from Ekin Ozbicer, Mariana Pestana, Susan Lanzoni, Naz Sahin, Billie Muraben, Sumitra Upham, FRAUD, Luigi Coppola and Vivien Sansour and Pelin Tan, Asl?han Demirtas, Black Athena Collective, theOtherDada, TiriLab, Counterspace, Anna Puigjaner (MAIO) with Alina Abouelenin, Asli Uludag, Dele Adeyemo, Young Curators Group, Eylül Senses, Ulya Soley, Nur Horsanali, Studio Ossidiana, Orkan Telhan + elii, Ibiye Camp, Ben Thorp Brown, Paula Gaetano Adi, Meriem Bennani, Calum Bowden, Jawa El Khash, Emmy Bacharach, Alice dos Reis, Macedo Cannat and Future Anecdotes.
Edited by Mariana Pestana, Sumitra Upham, and Billie Muraben
Designed by Macedo Cannatà
Published by Onomatopee Projects, 2022
Printed in a limited edition of 800 copies
408 pages, 171 full color and 77 brown & white images, 6.49 × 9.44 inches