Buwert, P. (2017). Shepard Fairey’s inauguration posters may define political art in Trump era
The American street artist Shepard Fairey created a poster for Barack Obama’s presidential election campaign. It was 2008 and the simple red, beige and blue stencilled image o...
Buwert, P. (2016). Designers are seizing Wall Street – but can they improve your life?
Designers are seizing Wall Street – but can they improve your life?
Buwert, P. (2017). Aesthetic Justice. Design for a blind-spot culture. Design Journal. 20(sup1), S38-S48. doi:10.1080/14606925.2017.1353017. ISSN 1460-6925
This paper presents a conception of aesthetic justice which builds on
thoughts of Theodor Adorno and Wolfgang Welsch and attempts to reconcile design’s relationships with both...
Buwert, P. (2017). Potentiality: the ethical foundation of design. Design Journal. 20(sup1), S4459-S4467. doi:10.1080/14606925.2017.1352942. ISSN 1460-6925
This paper presents the argument that design is by nature an activity which extends and transforms potentiality and that therefore, because of this, it is always an ethical ac...
Buwert, P. (2016). Defamiliarisation, Brecht and Criticality in Graphic Design. In Modes of Criticism 2: Critique of Method, 25-38. ISBN 9789279734762
Our lives are habitual. We habitualise what is familiar in order to be able to function day to day, and through this a vast chunk of our living becomes automatic. The process ...
Buwert, P. M. (2015). An/Aesth/Ethics: the ethical potential of design. Artifact. 3, 1-11. doi:10.14434/artifact.v3i3.3960. ISSN 1749-3463
Design is often thought of as an activity seeking to change existing situations into preferred ones (Simon, 1969). But how are designers to discern what the nature of this “pr...