Since spring 2008 Luna Maurer, Edo Paulus, Jonathan Puckey and Roel Wouters come together every tuesday at Luna's kitchen table. Aside from working on the Conditional Design Manifesto they organize weekly Conditional Design workshops and publish the results on our website.Conditional Design A manifesto for artists and designers.Through the influence of the media and technology on our world, our lives are increasingly characterized by speed and constant change. We live in a dynamic, data-driven society that is continually sparking new forms of human interaction and social contexts. Instead of romanticizing the past, we want to adapt our way of working to coincide with these developments, and we want our work to reflect the here and now. We want to embrace the complexity of this landscape, deliver insight into it and show both its beauty and its shortcomings.
Our work focuses on processes rather than products: things that adapt to their environment, emphasize change and show difference.Instead of operating under the terms of Graphic Design, Interaction Design, Media Art or Sound Design, we want to introduce Conditional Design as a term that refers to our approach rather than our chosen media. We conduct our activities using the methods of philosophers, engineers, inventors and mystics.Read the rest of the manifesto here.
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