Online Talk School of Speculation Presents:
Medium Design with Keller Easterling
Medium Design inverts the typical focus on the object to centre instead upon the medium – the space between objects, events and ideological positions, disrupting habitual approaches to the world’s dilemmas – from climate cataclysm to inequality, to power imbalances.
From the perspective of Medium Design, solutions are mistakes, ideologies are unreliable markers, and an innovation can be a protocol for the way things combine. Rather than the modern desire for the new, designers find more complexity in relationships between emergent and incumbent technologies.
Encouraging entanglement, Medium Design does not try to eliminate problems but rather put them together in productive combinations. It offers some additional activist tools for outwitting political superbugs and modulating power and temperament in organisations of all kinds.
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Keller Easterling: Keller Easterling is a writer, designer, and professor at Yale. Her books include, Medium Design (Verso 2021), Extrastatecraft: The Power of Infrastructure Space (Verso, 2014), Subtraction (Sternberg, 2014), Enduring Innocence: Global Architecture and its Political Masquerades (MIT, 2005) and Organization Space: Landscapes, Highways and Houses in America (MIT, 1999).
SOS is an independent and nomadic critical design school that aims to challenge current models of delivering higher education. Through partnerships between museums, galleries, libraries and other public institutions, SOS aims to build relationships between the diverse latent pedagogy in our cities to create a different kind of educational offer.