Exploring DIY DESIGN at DESIGN AND VIOLENCE

Exploring the exhibits at DESIGN AND VIOLENCE that deal with authoritative and DIY design.

What happens when creativity, art and engineering collide with power, pain and politics?

We have a tendency to view design as always beneficial, an activity that always adds positive value, but design can be also used for malevolent and harmful purposes. Good design does precisely what it was made to do – even if these intentions are not morally or ethically commendable. DESIGN AND VIOLENCE, a new free exhibition at Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin in co-production with The Museum of Modern Art, New York (MoMA), examines the myriad ways design intersects with violence, both through intent or through unintended consequences.