Design in Question


In 2009, Ruedi Baur, Design2context, and the renowned Elisava School of Design in Barcelona launched a call for “Questions on Design” in order to create a typographical wall in the entrance area of Elisava. About a hundred persons from all over the world, designers as well as students, took part in the exercise. As of today, more than 700 questions have been gathered and put onto the wall. Among them, Vera Kockot and Ruedi Baur have selected the wittiest questions for this publication. They scrutinize different facets of design which are currently relevant in diverse fields, such as the natural sciences and society as a whole. A text explains the idea and the realization of the project.

A tiny book that can be easily carried, this volume is a portable treasure that is easy to access and appreciate. The collected questions can be pondered alone, or used as prompts for spontaneous conversations. Though produced in 2012, many of the queries remain relevant to today's design community, and to related fields. 

Designed by Integral Ruedi Bauer

Published by Lars Müller Publishers, 2012

Hardcover, 384 pages, 15 images, 3 × 4 inches

ISBN:  978-3-03778-280-4