Towards a political dimension of speculative design
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The research focuses on the critical and speculative practices emerging in the field of graphic design. Graphic design lacks in-depth reflections about experimental practices that strive for a critical role within the discipline, through speculative design approaches. The research starts with a theoretical investigation, where I analyse critical-speculative practices both in an historical perspective with graphic design tradition and through a comparison with the set of theories underpinning concepts like “critical theory”, “criticism” and “speculation”. The research will then focus on those projects and modes of productions able to open up spaces of negotiation and articulation of conflicts regarding social, cultural, and ideological issues. During this phase the political dimension will emerge as the foundation of every practice aiming for a critical and speculative role.