Durable Discussions brings together seventeen essays written by designers and artists from the Disarming Design Department of Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam. Engaged in social, material, and political struggles, they generously retell their personal histories, writing across objects, events, places, and habits. In research through writing, they sense and transform the poetics and politics of the everyday. This publication presents life-making practices through language, typography, weaving, aesthetics, cooking, land, speculation, and pedagogies.
Offering perspectives in thinking about art and design as emancipatory politics, and as a practice of hope, the essays speak of making what is deemed impossible possible.
The authors of this book are:
Lama Aloul, Saja Amro, Julina Vanille Bezold, Rasha Dakkak, Farah Fayyad, Mohamed Gaber, Anna Garcia Gómez, Ayman Hassan, Siwar Kraitem, Ott Metusala, Naira Nigrelli, Karmel Sabri, Qusai Al Saify, Sarah Saleh, Mohammed Tatour, Jara van Teeffelen, Samira Vogel
Essay tutors: Rana Ghavami, Sherida Kuffour
Published by Onomatopee, 432 pgs, 17.5 × 11.5 cm, Softcover, 2023, 9789493148888