We “must take responsibility for our observing, our knowledge, our acting, our being: for we cannot pass on our observing: it is ours, integrally ours”.
(Glanville in Bremner, Roxburgh,. 2018. p. 208)
Design Privitruism is an exploration of the privilege of the designer, and how that determines the macro/meso/micro level of pro-social design interventions. The project is heavily entrenched with Hegelian logic, and draws from Foucault and Gramsci to bring to the discussion notions of power and our relationship to it. It brings the themes of ideology, privilege, altruism and objectivity vs subjectivity to form a subjective contour with which to respond to my hypothesis; a designer’s personal privilege determines their level of affinity towards macro altruistic, pro-social, design solutions.
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