This is a radio discussion took place during the Dutch Design Week 2022 on Elevator Radio with Sean Fisher, Holly Krueger, Huibert H. Spoorenberg, Alejandro Cerón, and Maxime Benvenuto. It tackles different aspects of 'pataphysics –the science of imaginary solutions– and explores how design culture has some 'pataphysical qualities to its culture, be it in fashion, in engineering, or in its history.
A short text adapted from the lecture "The Rhinoceral Bodyworks of Design History" that draws a historiographic parallel between the representation of design and the representation of rhinoceroses through the similarities of the myths found their respective histories.
This publication is composed of contributions that have been elaborated in the context of the Master Program Critical Inquiry Lab at the Design Academy Eindhoven by the sixteen graduating students of 2022.
The Discomfort Dialogues originally formed as a collective that felt the need to address tensions in design education, confronting itself and the institution with some of the discrepancies, oddities, and contradictions that exist within its system.