Month: September 2017

Design Culture or design culture?

Marquard Smith’s scarily ingenious article in the journal of visual culture (4, 2: 237-56) entitled, ‘Visual Studies, or the Ossification of Thought’ provides a number of provocative warnings to anyone concerned with emergent academic disciplines. He starts by picking apart W.J.T. Mitchell’s assertion that visual culture embodies both the academic study and the object of…

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