Design without Project
In 2012, Octavi Rofes created an acclaimed manifesto that foretold the death
of the project as an escape route from the banality of contemporary design.
In Design without Project, he rereads his manifesto after a decade of never-ending crises and brings it up to date, going beyond the project to propose alternative forms of practice for today’s world of design.
Design without Project is many things at once. It is a record of a convulsive month in history, a theory of cultural practices, and a series of notes on design criticism. It celebrates the kind of design that eschews the newest banalities: the excesses of techno optimism and dystopian futurology, the shareability of Instagram content, the gimmickry of growing mushrooms.
DwP is an artifact of unknown and unexplored possibilities. Use at your own risk!