Number of page: 192
Publisher: A&C Black
Prototype: Design and Craft in the 21st Century is an edited collection of 13 essays by a diverse, cross-disciplinary body of international scholars and practitioners, which for the first time, brings together critical and speculative thinking on the role the prototype can, and should, play within design, craft and beyond. The range of authors and pioneers is carefully selected and purposefully diverse so as to reflect, extend and lead current debates on the subject. This book offers an alternative way to question design and craft. It also seeks to raise awareness and understanding of design and craft within disciplines where they are not traditionally referenced. This new change of mindset – which emphasises process over product – may well question the disciplinary focus of approach to solving complex problems. As Einstein suggests, if we are to make progress and resolve the problems of our time, we need to change our mindsets from the ones that created the problems in the first place.