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Historical Hackers: Cunning, Crafts and Material Manipulations

November 29, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Dr. Otto von Busch is Associate Professor in Integrated Design at Parsons School of Design. He has a background in arts, craft, design and theory and many of his projects explore how design can mobilize community capabilities through collaborative craft and social activism in the support of social sustainability, peace, and justice.

Designed objects are embodiments of power and are parts of negotiating the action spaces of people. Many form of citizen agency and resistance is based on using design to leverage the “thing-power” of objects, to use them for hands-on political transgressions and capacity building. This lecture will examine some of them as historical means of “hacking” the state-apparatus.


November 29, 2018
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm


Integrated Science Building (ISB) Room 145
Umass Amherst
Amherst, MA United States
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