When and Where
Location: Studio, Weise7, Weisestraße 7, Neukölln 12049, Berlin
Date: Tue-Nov 12 2013
Cost: 20euros per person
Workshop Leader: Selena Savic and Nikola Korać
Registration necessary: subscribe/unpleasant
Materials: All materials will be provided
Skills: No special skills necessary
Unpleasant Design is a phenomenon in which social control is inherent in the design of objects and spaces. Park benches with a central armrest where one cannot sleep, blue light in public toilets which makes intravenous injection impossible, are just a few common features we regularly encounter in public spaces. In recent years, unpleasant design has become a global fashion with many examples to be found across cities worldwide.
Designing “unpleasant design” is an intricate process. At the Unpleasant Design workshop, participants use persuasive and coercive design techniques to invent a design which targets a specific group, behaviour or product. Particular attention will be paid to technologies, which enable discrimination and the role of pervasive technology in urban spaces. Participants will actively explore this change through the application of unpleasant design.
Unpleasant Design is created in partnership with Studio Weise7 as part of Urban Knights, Berlin 2013