„Lessons to Learn? Past Design Experiences and Contemporary Design Practices“ is the book of proceedings of the ICDHS 12th International Conference on Design History and Design Studies held online and organized by Institute for the Research of the Avant-Garde in Zagreb from October 16 to 18, 2020. The book, edited by Fedja Vukić and Iva Kostešić, brings a collection of over 60 scientific papers covering the wide field of design history and design studies from a variety of perspectives. The papers are organized in a total of seven chapters, following in a slightly changed manner, the strands and topics of the conference. As noted by Vukić in the introduction, the book is an “attempt to lay a path for the research of today and tomorrow, where design history merges with design studies.”
The first and fifth chapter, Challenging Orthodoxies: Design History and Design Studies I & II, bring papers that challenge design historical and design studies orthodoxies and limitations. Chapter two, The Social Impact of Design, includes papers that focus on the social impact of design and design projects aimed at utopian social visions and/or social inclusion. The third chapter, Cultural Roles of Design Practice, explores the interconnection between design and culture, between objects and context, while chapter four, Politics and Design: Past, Present, Future, focuses on the history of ideas, concepts and projects in the context of design and its political and ideological legacy within different social and economic systems. Chapter six, Design and Technology, gives contemporary research on artificial intelligence, design and digital networks, and technology, design and the body. The final, seventh chapter, Epilogue: A More Adjusted Design for the Future, explores craft, the creative industries and sustainability in relation to design.
Jonathan Woodham, Renata Perim Lopes, Jade Piaia, Priscila Lena Farias, Cassia Mota, Patricia Peralta, Carla Fernanda Fontana, Niki Sioki, Barbara Predan, Deniz Hasirci, Zeynep Tuna Ultav, Melis Örnekoğlu Selçuk, Felipe Kaizer, Lucas Do M. N. Cunha, Hsiao Yun Chu, Anders V. Munch, Vibeke Riisberg, Lene Kiærbye Pedersen, Pedro Álvarez Caselli, Antonio Battle Lathrop, Diana Duque, Aura Cruz, Erika Cortés, Trond Klevgaard, Rebecca Houze, Sara Satoh, Paulo Eduardo Moretto, Tom Spalding, Paula Valadares, Zhenzhen Qin, Sandy Ng, John H. Martin, Nanthana Boonla-or, Teerapoj Teeropas, Emanuela Lessing, Fiorella Bulegato, Noriko Yoshimura, Ana Sofía López Guerrero, Marcos da Costa Braga, Claudia Tranti, Carlos Bártolo, Veronica Devalle, Monica Farkas, Laura Cesio, Magdalena Sprechmann, Miray Hamarat, Koray Gelmez, Harriet Atkinson, Mads Folkmann, Rie Mori, Li Zhang, Bernardo A. Candela, Katherine Mollenhauer, Alfonso Ruiz, Deirdre Pretorius, Emrah Ozturan, Gulname Turan, Dogan Gurpinar, Tau Lenskjold, Igor Ramos, Izumi Kuroishi, Triin Jerlei, Artemis Yagou, Ju-Joan Wong, Žiga Testen, Sandra Antunes, Maria Helena Souto, Alice Viggiani, Mitha Budhyarto, Vikas Kailankaje, Francesco E. Guida, Giulia Ciliberto, Fabio Pereira, Mariana Almeida, Helena Barbosa, Tingyi S. Lin, Jou-Yin Sun, Marilena Christodoulou, Silvia Puig, Didiana Prata, Fabio Cozman, Gustavo Polleti, Yunus Doğan Telliel, Rob Krueger, Christof Breidenich, Keisuke Takayasu, Nicole Christ, Yuko Kikuchi, Olga Druzhinina, Matko Meštrović