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Rosenbak, S. (2018). Designing for a City of Lies: Designing for a City of Lies. How to Rethink Belgiums Smartest City Through Engaging the Imaginaries of Its Local Citizens. In: Liesbeth Huybrechts, Maurizio Teli, Ann Light, Ann Light, Carl Di Salvo, Erik Grönvall, Anne Marie Kanstrup, Keld Bødker (Ed.), Proceedings of the 15th Participatory Design Conference: Short Papers, Situated Actions, Workshops and Tutorial. Paper presented at Participatory Design Conference 2018. New York, NY, USA: ACM Publications, 2, Article ID No. 38.
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Designing for a City of Lies: Designing for a City of Lies. How to Rethink Belgiums Smartest City Through Engaging the Imaginaries of Its Local Citizens
2018 (engelsk)Inngår i: Proceedings of the 15th Participatory Design Conference: Short Papers, Situated Actions, Workshops and Tutorial / [ed] Liesbeth Huybrechts, Maurizio Teli, Ann Light, Ann Light, Carl Di Salvo, Erik Grönvall, Anne Marie Kanstrup, Keld Bødker, New York, NY, USA: ACM Publications, 2018, Vol. 2, artikkel-id No. 38Konferansepaper, Publicerat paper (Fagfellevurdert)
Abstract [en]

In order to meaningfully speculate on what a city could become, we need to first understand what a city currently is. Designing for a City of Lies is a project that sets out to answer this question, not through mapping what the city is, but what it is not. This is done by asking local citizens to tell lies about their city, and then feed these lies back to the city as designed urban interventions, prototyping new urban futures. Importantly, the project seeks to engage local citizens in new, more inclusive and playful ways throughout this process.

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New York, NY, USA: ACM Publications, 2018
Serie
ICPS: ACM International Conference Proceeding Series
Emneord
participatory design, smart cities, lies, data, pataphysics, imaginaries
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
design
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-154680 (URN)10.1145/3210604.3214363 (DOI)2-s2.0-85055526187 (Scopus ID)978-1-4503-5574-2 (ISBN)
Konferanse
Participatory Design Conference 2018
Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-12-23 Laget: 2018-12-23 Sist oppdatert: 2023-03-23bibliografisk kontrollert
Rosenbak, S. (2018). Exceptional futures vs. exceptions to the future: a pataphysical approach to design fiction. In: Michael Erlhoff, Wolfgang Jonas (Ed.), NERD - New Experimental Research in Design: positions and perspectives (pp. 145-170). Basel, Switzerland: Birkhäuser Verlag
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Exceptional futures vs. exceptions to the future: a pataphysical approach to design fiction
2018 (engelsk)Inngår i: NERD - New Experimental Research in Design: positions and perspectives / [ed] Michael Erlhoff, Wolfgang Jonas, Basel, Switzerland: Birkhäuser Verlag, 2018, s. 145-170Kapittel i bok, del av antologi (Fagfellevurdert)
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Basel, Switzerland: Birkhäuser Verlag, 2018
Serie
Board of International Research in Design
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
design; industridesign
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-154681 (URN)9783035617429 (ISBN)9783035617467 (ISBN)
Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-12-23 Laget: 2018-12-23 Sist oppdatert: 2019-06-25bibliografisk kontrollert
Lindh Karlsson, M., Aditya, P. & Rosenbak, S. (2018). Shifting Perspectives of Aesthetics. In: Sharon Prendeville, Abigail Durrant, Nora O’ Murchú and Keelin Leahy (Ed.), DRS 2018: Book of DRS 2018 Conversations. Paper presented at DRS 2018: Design Research Society International Conference, University of Limerick 25th-28th June 2018 (pp. 54-62). London: Design Research Society, Loughborough University
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2018 (engelsk)Inngår i: DRS 2018: Book of DRS 2018 Conversations / [ed] Sharon Prendeville, Abigail Durrant, Nora O’ Murchú and Keelin Leahy, London: Design Research Society, Loughborough University , 2018, s. 54-62Konferansepaper, Publicerat paper (Annet vitenskapelig)
Abstract [en]

The aim of this Conversation is to inquire taken-for-granted foundations for design aesthetics, often informed by semantics and the social order established around the privileged designer. Hence, the Conversation is set up to disrupt former social orders and support a shared Conversation about the nature of the questions we need to ask in order to respond to the shift in design aesthetics. The session is structured around group work, with each group's discussion revolving around a given disruption: capitalism, the anthropocene, and technocentrism. Key to the Conversation will be conversation-triggers in form of media and creation of 'narratives' that represent what kind of questions can be asked and what kind of answers we aim for. The purpose is to inspire diverse discussions around ways we can push for the kinds of aesthetics that align with democratic meaning-making, beyond the idea of universal modernist functionality.

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London: Design Research Society, Loughborough University, 2018
Emneord
aesthetics, democracy, participation, politics
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
estetik; design
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-156187 (URN)9781912294367 (ISBN)
Konferanse
DRS 2018: Design Research Society International Conference, University of Limerick 25th-28th June 2018
Tilgjengelig fra: 2019-02-06 Laget: 2019-02-06 Sist oppdatert: 2020-03-11bibliografisk kontrollert
Rosenbak, S. (2018). The science of imagining solutions: design becoming conscious of itself through design. (Doctoral dissertation). Umeå: Umeå University, Umeå Institute of Design
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>The science of imagining solutions: design becoming conscious of itself through design
2018 (engelsk)Doktoravhandling, monografi (Annet vitenskapelig)
Abstract [en]

This dissertation addresses a paradox in design: we currently live in a day and age that is fundamentally conditioned by artifice on all scales, and principled by a deep sense of contingency and possibility. In this world, anything could always be something else. Design is a discipline uniquely capable of configuring artifice, instantiating it into a stream of different design artefacts that we are able to interact with. Beyond the comfort, joy and meaning these artefacts might bring to our lives, design in this way uniquely captures and shows forth possibility, not only on the scale of individual products, services etc., but also on the level of the artificial, in other words speaking directly to our contemporary human existence, to the sense of possibility as such.

We can say that—distinct from other disciplines—design contributes knowledge through this very practice of possibilizing. Strangely, design displays a curious lack of consciousness of itself with respect to this unique capability, preferring to instead put its growing array of design methods and design thinking tool kits to use in the latest problem areas, thereby implicitly affirming the lack of any distinct knowledge contribution at its core. With a commitment to reverse this dynamic by exploring this very capability, this dissertation concerns the prototyping of a pataphysically infused design practice, as a way of making design more conscious of itself.

Pataphysics, articulated by the poet Alfred Jarry at the turn of the 20th century Paris, and popularly referred to as ‘the science of imaginary solutions’, is a no­toriously slippery substance, successfully eluding academic autopsy, let alone categorisation or definition. While critical design practice has extensively adopted methods and tactics from the avant-garde movements following and drawing on pataphysics—such as dadaism, surrealism and situationism—this dissertation seeks to rectify this incomplete lineage, by bringing out the timeless pataphysical impulse in design. This process of bringing out the pataphysical impulse, is what I discuss as an ‘infusion’ of pataphysics into my research practice.

The research practice consists of a series of five different projects, carried out in the methodological tradition of research through design, where I explore pata­physics as a possible conceptual foundation for design. In each of the projects, design’s capability to possibilize, is brought out just beyond the edge of design’s disciplinary domain, making a self-conscious foray into contemporary problem areas: printmaking (Workcentre 7120), global mass surveillance (Meta(data) morphosis), smart cities (Designing for a City of Lies), future making (FutureDomestic Landscape), and design discourse building (Design Research Failures).

By playing out across the material and immaterial, fluidly and consciously trans­gressing the actual and the imaginary in this range of different contexts, the dis­sertation shows what a pataphysically infused design practice is: a design that not only views its artefacts, experiments, and projects, but also itself, along with the world in which it operates, as imaginary solutions.

In addition to the practice itself, one of the imaginary solutions produced through the research practice is the science of imagining solutions. This is a theory describ­ing the way in which a design conscious of itself is uniquely able to show forth possibility to the world and to knowledge as large. It discusses the study of this capability as an ‘epiphenomenology of design’, and offers ‘quantum poetics’ as a nascent vocabulary for describing the aesthetics of this capability. Further, it offers a reconception of criticality in design away from a historical perspective, arguing that a design consciously engaging with the edge of its own domain, understood as the space where it can comfortably possibilize, is a critical design practice.

Finally, this dissertation does not only concern design itself as a discipline, but with its focus on design’s unique capability to show forth possibility as such, more broadly speaks to a world that currently sees the sense of possibility being curtailed in numerous ways.

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Umeå: Umeå University, Umeå Institute of Design, 2018. s. 341
Emneord
design, pataphysics, possibility, imaginaries, imagination, the artificial, critical practice, critical design, speculative design, design fiction, participatory design, smart cities, lies, metadata, surveillance, failures, research through design, constructive design research, practice-based design research, programmatic research, epiphenomenology, quantum poetics
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
design; industridesign
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-154570 (URN)978-91-7855-008-1 (ISBN)
Disputas
2019-01-25, Project Studio, Östra Strandgatan 30, 903 33, Umeå, 13:00 (engelsk)
Opponent
Veileder
Tilgjengelig fra: 2018-12-21 Laget: 2018-12-19 Sist oppdatert: 2023-12-15bibliografisk kontrollert
Rosenbak, S. (2017). Histories of Design Research Failures. Paper presented at Design History Society Annual Conference, Oslo, September 7–9, 2017. Writing Visual Culture, 8
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2017 (engelsk)Inngår i: Writing Visual Culture, ISSN 2049-7180, Vol. 8Artikkel i tidsskrift (Fagfellevurdert) Published
Abstract [en]

Design Research Failures is a design research project that facilitates conversation, reflection and action around the question: “In what way has Design Research failed in the last 50 years?” In this article, the project is further discussed as a potential vehicle for making and unmaking design history in various ways. As a call for action for design historians to engage in this exploration, two examples of such possible engagements are included, one by Kaisu Savola and another by Ben Highmore.

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University of Hertfordshire, 2017
Emneord
Design Research Failures, failures, design, design history, design research, making, unmaking
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
design
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-143264 (URN)
Konferanse
Design History Society Annual Conference, Oslo, September 7–9, 2017
Prosjekter
Design Research Failures
Forskningsfinansiär
The Kempe Foundations
Tilgjengelig fra: 2017-12-19 Laget: 2017-12-19 Sist oppdatert: 2018-06-09bibliografisk kontrollert
Rosenbak, S. (2017). Your Design Research Failures. An Hour of Catharsis Workshop: Reflection From the Workshop. In: : . Paper presented at 3rd PhD By Design conference, Sheffield School of Architecture, April 3-4,2017. PhD by design
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2017 (engelsk)Konferansepaper, Publicerat paper (Annet vitenskapelig)
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PhD by design, 2017
Serie
PhD by Design Instant Journal, ISSN 2396-846X, E-ISSN 2396-8478 ; 4
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
design
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-141617 (URN)
Konferanse
3rd PhD By Design conference, Sheffield School of Architecture, April 3-4,2017
Prosjekter
Design Research Failures
Tilgjengelig fra: 2017-11-09 Laget: 2017-11-09 Sist oppdatert: 2020-07-08bibliografisk kontrollert
Rosenbak, S. (2016). Fifty Years of Failures: Part of DRS 50th Anniversary Event panel: "Outside Looking in" (presentation of the three 50th Anniversary grant projects).. In: : . Paper presented at DRS2016 - Design + Resarch + Society : Future-focused thinking, Brighton, UK, June 27-30, 2016.
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Fifty Years of Failures: Part of DRS 50th Anniversary Event panel: "Outside Looking in" (presentation of the three 50th Anniversary grant projects).
2016 (engelsk)Konferansepaper, Oral presentation only (Annet vitenskapelig)
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
design; industridesign
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-129382 (URN)
Konferanse
DRS2016 - Design + Resarch + Society : Future-focused thinking, Brighton, UK, June 27-30, 2016
Prosjekter
Design Research Failures
Forskningsfinansiär
The Kempe Foundations
Tilgjengelig fra: 2016-12-22 Laget: 2016-12-22 Sist oppdatert: 2021-08-11bibliografisk kontrollert
Rosenbak, S. (2016). OSLO magazine vol. 1+2+3.
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Vise andre…
2016 (engelsk)Annet, Utstillingskatalog (Annet (populærvitenskap, debatt, mm)) [Kunstnerisk arbeiden]
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
design; fri konst
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-129384 (URN)
Prosjekter
The Ventriloquist Summerschool 2016
Tilgjengelig fra: 2016-12-22 Laget: 2016-12-22 Sist oppdatert: 2018-06-09
Rosenbak, S. (2016). PhD by Design Discussion Session 3 Notes. In: : . Paper presented at Design Research Society conference, Brighton, UK, June 28-30, 2016. PhD by Design
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2016 (engelsk)Konferansepaper, Publicerat paper (Annet vitenskapelig)
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PhD by Design, 2016. s. 14-15
Serie
PhD by Design Instant Journal, ISSN 2396-846X, E-ISSN 2396-8478 ; 3
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
design; industridesign
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-128906 (URN)
Konferanse
Design Research Society conference, Brighton, UK, June 28-30, 2016
Prosjekter
PhD by Design
Forskningsfinansiär
The Kempe Foundations
Tilgjengelig fra: 2016-12-19 Laget: 2016-12-19 Sist oppdatert: 2020-07-09bibliografisk kontrollert
Rosenbak, S. & Aditya, P. (2016). Prototyping design research tools. Paper presented at Design Research Society conference, 28th - 30th June 2016, Brighton, UK. Instant Journal (3), 35-36
Åpne denne publikasjonen i ny fane eller vindu >>Prototyping design research tools
2016 (engelsk)Inngår i: Instant Journal, ISSN 2396-846X, nr 3, s. 35-36Artikkel i tidsskrift (Annet (populærvitenskap, debatt, mm)) Published
Abstract [en]

In this workshop, we propose that design research needs to actively think about designing research tools and procedures as part of the research process. Following from this a number of questions arise: How can we get a critical understanding of how research tools shape our research practices? How can we practice collaborative sharing, critiquing and making of tools? For example, in a setup using materials and manual making at the PhD by Design session. When engaging in experimental practice-based research, what capabilities do design researchers need to prototype and articulate their tool-making practices?

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PhD by Design, 2016
Emneord
Design research, tool-making, co-design, practice-based research, participatory design
HSV kategori
Forskningsprogram
design; industridesign
Identifikatorer
urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-129476 (URN)
Konferanse
Design Research Society conference, 28th - 30th June 2016, Brighton, UK
Prosjekter
Prototyping Practices
Merknad

This report and the corresponding workshop with the same title, was created and co-hosted by Aditya Pawar and Søren Rosenbak from the Umeå Institute of Design, Sweden. The workshop was held as part of the PhD by Design event in the Design Research Society conference 2016, Brighton, UK.

Tilgjengelig fra: 2016-12-30 Laget: 2016-12-30 Sist oppdatert: 2018-06-09bibliografisk kontrollert
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Identifikatorer
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