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Dialogues between contemporary art and design: intervention tatics in everyday life

Grant number: 12/07843-0
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): October 01, 2012
Effective date (End): April 30, 2016
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Architecture and Town Planning - Fundamentals of Architecture and Urbanism
Principal Investigator:Fábio Lopes de Souza Santos
Grantee:Marilia Solfa
Host Institution: Instituto de Arquitetura e Urbanismo de São Carlos (IAU). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil


This research project discusses the renewed interest in contemporary art in rescuing and re-shaping the modernistic discussion about the relationship between art and design, a new approach that differs from the earlier modernist proposals, since it answers to the unique social and economic context in which it develops. By analyzing the works of artists like Allan McCollum (1944), Barbara Bloom (1951), Andrea Zittel (1965), Vito Acconci (1940) and Ana Maria Tavares (1958), this research addresses the tactics of artistic intervention, in this case, in the discourse of the Design and in the system of production and consumption of objects and environments within the capitalist society, through which artists seek an opportunity, even if temporary, to intervene in a world increasingly designed and planned in every detail.

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SOLFA, Marilia. Design: ways to [mis] use. Contemporary relationships between art and design. 2017. Doctoral Thesis - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Escola de Engenharia de São Carlos (EESC/SBD) São Carlos.

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