018 – Object Subject 2019

July 2020


Jana Perković (SPACE10, University of Melbourne)


This issue of Fusion Journal comes out of the second Object Subject national design writing conference, held in Canberra on 7-9 November 2019. The conference focused on the cultural, social and ethical concerns in design, calling on the design sector to take seriously their social and environmental responsibilities, and bring critical thinking and ethics to design practice. Design practitioners, writers, curators and academics were invited to give voice to the ethical concerns that power their practice, which ranged from giving shape to newer, more sustainable materials and minimising waste, to finding ways to honour a multiplicity of liminal identities within the often-exclusive design communities.


Download the complete issue | Issue 18: Object Subject 2019


Object Subject 2019: Introduction
Jana Perković


We are not materialistic enough
Seetal Solanki

Reviewed Articles

How to be a good human: The ethics of writing about design
Jana Perković

Plastic chairs: Addressing the environmental emergency
Geoff Isaac

Self-narrating cloth: The aesthetics of (a) weaving
Jessica Priemus

But if the crime is beautiful: Crafting dissonance
Lauren Kalman

Prototyping: The journey and the ripple effect of knowledgeability
Anita Kocsis

Service design thinking for social good
Fanke Peng, Leanne Chow and Nhat Tran

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