Novas Práticas do Design [New Practices in Design] stems from a set of radical questions, framed within a critical, contemporary reflection on the social effectiveness of design, as put forth by the Milan Triennial commissioner’s office. Who designs? For whom is it designed? How is it designed? Why is it designed?
Assuming that such questions, once renewed, raise renewed answers, this exhibition module, curated by José Bártolo, brings together 13 projects deemed to represent emerging project forms that are part of Portuguese design, through which topics such as authorship, production, participation, and political economics of design, can be thought out.
Within the selected objects, we find a diversity of types and materials, as well as technical, formal and functional solutions, that have been looked at. Chair, table, lighting fixture, sideboard, but also objects with a hybrid decorative or performing function.