everyday hero: improvisation . . .

ubiquitous quality factor number 13 •
everyday design hero:
improvisation . . .

“the aspects of things that are most important for us are hidden because of their simplicity & familiarity.”

philosopher ludwig wittgenstein

01) lightness . . .

02) enhancing civility . . .

03) beautility . . .

04) robust, resilient & repairable . . .

05) embracing aspects of homo ludens . . .

06) anthropomorphic . . .

07) adaptable | transformable . . .

08) intuitive | self-explanatory . . .

09) accessible to 90% of the world . . .

10) a variation on a theme . . .

11) ephemeral . . .

12) wabi-sabi (grows better with time &/or use) . . .

13) improvisation . . .
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suggested reading &/or the dialects of design continued, improvisation:

01) arkhipov, vladimir. home-made contemporary russian folk artifacts.
london, murray & sorrell fuel, 2006.
02) arkhipov, vladimir. home-made europe contemporary folk artifacts.
london, murray & sorrell fuel, 2012.
03) bertram, georg w. and michael rüsenberg. improvisieren! lob der ungewissheit. ditzingen, reclam verlag, 2021.
04) cartier-bresson, henri. man and machine. new york, viking press, 1971.
05) hollein, hans. man transforms, an international exhibition on aspects of design.
new york, cooper-hewitt museum,1976.
06) kries, mateo, and jolanthe kugler. eames furniture source book.
weil am rhein, vitra design museum, 2017.
07) magnago lampugnani, vittorio. bedeutsame belanglosigkeiten.
berlin, verlag klaus wagenbach, 2019.
08) maharam, michael, and bailey salisbury, editors. maharam stories.
new york, skira rizzoli publications, 2015.
09) veuillet, mélanie. tools of disobedience.
printed in germany, edition patrick frey (zurich), 2017.

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posted 13 March 2022

categories design, education