form Nº 283
The Power of Design
In our current main focus “The Power of Design” we trace the concept of power throughout design. Power doesn’t always have an effect where and as we expect it to. After all, it isn’t only the powerful who wield power, it can also be used against them. When power is placed openly in someone’s hand, it often remains ineffective. On the other hand, designers can use it to influence users without them even realising it. Power is concealed not least in photography, which at one time was supposed to merely mirror reality.
As always there are three selected articles complemented with additional visuals from this issue that you can read online on our website. Under the title Posters in Motion, we take a look at projects that bring motion to a medium which had previously been conceived largely in static terms; we consider how Instagram is changing the way we look at things, what we buy, and what we eat. Plus we discuss the award-winning show “Pose”.