Radical Intimacies: Designing Non-Extractive Relationalities (Paperback)

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Radical Intimacies: Designing Non-Extractive Relationalities (Paperback)

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An investigation of the key aspects of capitalist domination and resistance to it in five sections: dialogue, power, land, interventions, and radical praxis.

This book engages radical intimacies with design, media, communication, and art. Radical intimacies imply a closeness to the world created through our relations, which work towards the decolonization of knowledge and the public sphere. The closeness is political as it involves qualities that constitute and enable an alternative and opposition to extractive relationalities imposed by capitalism.

The book connects frameworks on (de)colonization with the work of Memefest, an international network of people interested in social change through radical design. Bringing together original written and visual contributions from around the world, the collection connects universities, practitioners, and social movements. Contributors explore design as a central domain of thought and action concerned with the meaning and production of sociocultural life. The work presented operates outside the dominant social orders, narrow disciplines, and extractive paradigms and imagines and builds new worlds and social relations. 
Oliver Vodeb is a senior lecturer in the School of Design at RMIT University in Melbourne. 
Product Details ISBN: 9781789386554
ISBN-10: 1789386551
Publisher: Intellect Ltd
Publication Date: January 20th, 2023
Pages: 348