🍋 9/22. Clara Balaguer: Locality & the Vernacular
6.00pm – 7.30pm | All Sections
All cohort guest presentation & Q&A
Clara Balaguer is a cultural worker. She is the coordinator of the Social Practices course at Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam and teaches Experimental Publishing at Piet Zwart Institute in Rotterdam. In the Philippines, she co-founded Hardworking Goodlooking, a cottage industry publishing hauz, and The Office of Culture and Design, a research platform and residency program that articulated cultural programming with rural and underserved communities. Through her projects, she is interested in the value of vernacular material culture and processes of collectivizing authorship. She often adopts collective or individual aliases that intimate her service in a given project, the latest of which is .
💬 Group Discussion
7.50–8.40 | All Class
Discussion led by Tina (First Things First) and Ruolin (Manifestos—A Manifesto)
Add 3 questions from First Things First and Manifestos—A Manifesto before WE, 9/22 @ 12pm ET:
First Things First
1/ Do you think the designer's design purpose is to convey value or make exquisite vision? (product or brand value, social value)
2/ If a design is divorced from the value itself, can it be used for a long time?
There are many forms of Manifestos, which trigger people's thinking, but can Manifestos really change some facts going to a good way?
Make commercial designs with higher income VS Do some meaningful designs with lower income, which one will you choose?
1// Should designers focus on value at all times?
2// Are there any situation where design can be value-free?
3// Do the authors ever consider the outcome of their manifesto when they draft the manifesto?