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(Re)working the Past, (Dis)playing the Future. Italy: The New Domestic Landscape at MoMA, 1972  

Ingrid Halland Rashidi  

University of Oslo 

i.h.rashidi@ifikk.uio.no

Keywords: nonhuman agency; ontology; display; climate change

Abstract

Would a work—a painting, a building, a chair or a display—always operate within the framework of human intention? To bring thinking into the future, there is a need for future-focused methodologies. In this paper I will re-work the past by addressing the agency beyond human intention. By using the 1972 MoMA exhibition “Italy: The New Domestic Landscape” as the empirical case, the paper will show how not only humans conceptualize reality, but things themselves have the capacity to display the future.

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Cite this paper: Rashidi, I.H. (2016). (Re)working the Past, (Dis)playing the Future. Italy: The New Domestic Landscape at MoMA, 1972 . Proceedings of DRS 2016, Design Research Society 50th Anniversary Conference. Brighton, UK, 27–30 June 2016.

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