Dressing The Air is the brainchild of the London-based artist Paul Schütze.

In a career spanning 30 years, Schütze has exhibited his photographic and installation works in galleries and museums around the world, released over thirty albums of original recordings, scored a number of films and performed numerous concerts. He has collaborated with artists such as James Turrell, Josiah McElheny and Isaac Julien and musicians as diverse as Bill Laswell, Raoul Björkenheim, Toshinori Kondo, Lol Coxhill and Jah Wobble.

Dressing The Air is a unique open resource that aims to enrich creative thinking by encouraging a multi-sensory approach. A constantly evolving archive and creative news feed, Dressing The Air monitors and reports on a diverse range of art-forms from cinema to sculpture, painting to furniture design, land-art to perfumery.

Hello World

Alice Rawsthorn

book

2013

An extraordinary account of the role and importance of design in life. Rich in historical detail and insight, the book makes many unexpected and enlightening links across disciplines and cultures, arguing for an intelligent, benign and responsible approach to design across all aspects of life.
 

Structure

The author's extensive experience in both writing about and curating design, positions her perfectly to draw from all aspects of the design impulse and its products. As our experience of the world becomes often physically remote; mediated through information and simulations, as we deal ever more frequently with technology which is almost magical in the mysteries of its operation, our relationship with design accelerates away from familiar axioms. Rawsthorn argues as much here for strategic and ethical design as for function and aesthetics. Bringing a wealth of knowldge and observation from the history of design, the author proposes an ideal of practice which transcends tradition and reimagines the role of design for the next decade.

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  • SMELL
  • SIGHT
  • HEARING
  • TOUCH
  • ORIENTATION