DIGITAL SKETCH FOR "WORMHOLE" EXHIBITION| E.DEVEREAUX 2005
SITUATIONAL DESIGN BY EMILE DEVEREAUX
OnLine Digital Cartography Platform
Symposia, University of Sussex, 2015-2016
OLD SITE: work samples
ABOUT SITUATIONAL DESIGN
Media interventions, tactical media, socially-engaged practices, alternate reality gaming, pervasive games, site-specific performance, these are some of the approaches and names for situated practices.
This site of Situational Design represents thinking and theory and twenty-five years of experience in process-based, collaborative and technologically mediated works by the artist-designer Emile Devereaux.
(outline of a new methodology)
- SITUATIONAL DESIGN embraces creative practices and the process of artistic production as central. The institutions and economies in which these processes and activities are embedded will be considered at a later stage and should not impede the generation of ideas, imagination and play. Art is not considered a secondary category, as superfluous excess, or at the service of the sciences.
- SITUATIONAL DESIGN carefully and cautiously articulates its trans-disciplinary alliances. Always interfacing with multiple epistemological frames, SITUATIONAL DESIGN respects the histories of thinking that the lives devoted to fields of inquiry. SITUATIONAL DESIGN does not claim expertise over other fields, but as part of a Critical Design practice, SITUATIONAL DESIGN initiates conversations with other fields in order to better inform its SITUATIONAL DESIGN practices. SITUATIONAL DESIGN seeks to be rigorously trans-disciplinary and its home best resides within academic spaces, to allow for a constant questioning and redrawing of its own methods, as well as an analysis and articulation of its potential contributions to other fields.
- As part of the Design field, one might think that the name "SITUATIONAL DESIGN" is a misnomer for "Design Situation" and we welcome this questioning (we invite the crack in the voice of authority).
- Situatedness by its definition determines that the practice is self-reflexive. Situatedness by its definition exposes the myth of the solo artist exhibition and illuminates the sometimes transparent hierarchies of institutional frameworks. SITUATIONAL DESIGN does inherit the conversations of the Situationist International, Feminist Science and Technology Studies and Speculative Design.