• Design Dedication: Adaptive Mentalities in Design Education

Design Dedication: Adaptive Mentalities in Design Education

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A plea for social thinking and the fostering of flexibility in design pedagogy

This book is a plea for flexibility within design education and for adaptable educational frameworks that move away from standardized and rigid educational structures.

What if design education was socially engaged, politically aware, generous in approach, lyrical in tone, experimental in form, and collaborative in practice?

How can we talk about and draw out the political aspect inherent in the work of design students?

What are the underlying values of such a pedagogy? What kind of practices are developed in this context? How can an institute support and safeguard this?

Design Dedication explores the kinds of programs being developed by design educators and offers ideas on how institutions can be responsible for supporting and securing social-facing modes of practice.

Geared towards design students, designers, artists, and teachers who are open to questioning their own practices and reformulating values in design education in the face of an unpredictable future.

Design Dedication also includes a selection of graphic works developed by the Design Department of the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam. 

With contributions from Hannes Bernard,  Michèle Champagne, Rana Ghavami, Anja Groten, Agata Jaworska, Anastasia Kubrak, Sherida Kuffour, Chris Lee, Gui Machiavelli, Daniel van der Velden, Annelys de Vet, and many others

Edited by Annelys de Vet

Designed by Tessa Meeus and Alex Walker 

Published by Valiz and the Sandberg Instituut Design Department, 2020

Softcover, 240 pages, 6.75 × 9.25 inches
Printed using a custom color profile (Pantone 300, 802, and 804) instead of CMYK

ISBN: 978-9-49-209573-2

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