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Slow Reader

A Source for Design Thinking and Practice

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  • Investigates, reflects on, and (re-)imagines ‘slower’, more holistic approaches of living
  • Artists, designers and writers challenge the paths through which design practitioners operate
  • See also: Slow Spatial Reader (Valiz, 2021)

Editors: Ana Paula Pais, Carolyn F. Strauss
Design: Ana Paula Pais

2016, Valiz with Slow Research Lab | supported by Creative Industries Fund | paperback | 256 pp. | 21 x 16 cm (h x w) | English | ISBN 978-94-92095-01-5

Slow Reader consists of a collection of theoretical reflections and practical perspectives that offer a holistic vision of human activity in enduring, dynamic interaction with other living systems. Positioned as a ‘resource for design thinking and practice’, this book challenges the paths through which contemporary design practitioners operate, offering alternative perspectives and an expanded palette of tools for addressing the complex web of interdependencies. The book is intended to inspire well beyond design fields, serving as a vehicle for reflection (re-)imagination and further investigation of ‘Slower’ approaches of living, individually and collectively, now and into the future.

Contributors: Yochai Benkler, Maria Blaisse, Chet Bowers, Siobhán K. Cronin, Olafur Eliasson, Eric Ellingsen, Emilio Fantin, Fernando Garcia-Dory, Lotte van Gelder, Jeanne van Heeswijk, the nanopolitics group, Jogi Panghaal, Eva Pfannes (Ooze Architects), Ana Paula Pais, Ann Pendleton-Julian, Alessandra Pomarico, Marjetica Potrč, Julian Raxworthy, Uzma Rizvi, Niels Schrader, Carolyn F. Strauss, Christina Werner