The power of language lies in its precise ambiguity. It allows me to lay side by side ideas I had not paralleled before. Using this ability to shift paradigms, to change minds, to make more visible interrelations is what empowers us as social beings. In reverence to this power, as a designer, I use language play as a grounding practice, centering the idea that everything is related and, as such, everything has the power to act upon.
The designer is a catastrophe of notes.
The designer is a particular type of strategist. The designer is an open-ended question? The designer is the extraordinary but more often the mundane. The designer is a pulled string. The designer is an agent of indeterminable ends. The designer is a cartographer, a catalyst, a substrate.
Keywords – critical visuality, situated knowledges, healing, figurative