Conference article

Research by design and collaboration in the perspective of post-soviet ‘nuclear’ town Visaginas –RDCPP-SNTV

Alla Pigalskaya
European Humanities University, Lithuania

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Published in: ServDes2018. Service Design Proof of Concept, Proceedings of the ServDes.2018 Conference, 18-20 June, Milano, Italy

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 150:78, s. 924-939

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Published: 2018-07-05

ISBN: 978-91-7685-237-8

ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)

Abstract

The role/perspective of a designer in the interdisciplinary project Mapping Visaginas, a former mono-functional town is studied. Conflict multilingual environment makes reconsider the designers’ practice in the context of tensions between authority regulations and everyday communication practices as they are. As well as the re-evaluation of the position of the designer in the process of designing the projects for Visaginas. Language vulnerability of the local people from Visaginas reveals the degree to which designer is used to identifying him/herself with the authority. This raises the question what does is social dunction of designer in the context of changing cultural, political and economic circomstances such as soviet and post-soviet.

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design research, multilingual typography, modernity, participatory design, post-soviet design

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