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“Accelerationism: How A Fringe Philosophy Predicted The Future We Live In/”, Andy Becett, The Guardian, May 11, 2017 Audio Podcast version: here Text version: here

See also: Robin Mackay and Armen Avanessian in their introduction to #Accelerate: The Accelerationist Reader

“Reinscribing Otherwise: The Play of Values in The Practices of Human Sciences", Patti A. Lather, The Paradigm Dialog edited by Egon G. Guba, page 315


Pedagogy of The Oppressed, Paulo Freire

In short, Pedagogy of the Oppressed is education as a practice of freedom, which Freire contrasts with education as a practice of domination

The Phantom of Liberty. Contemporary Art and the Pedagogical Paradox, Tone Hansen, Lars Bang Larsen (Eds.)

A publication that critically inquires the (im)possibilities of education within the fields of art and design. Can we teach art and design? What are pedagogical paradoxes and means of control within the neoliberal reality of art academies today?

Contestations: Learning From Critical Experiments in Education, vd Putte, Ivision

Art Education: A Glossary

‘Art Education: A Glossary’ is a compilation of texts, edited with the students participating in the theory programme that Tom van der Putte convened in 2013 at the Studio of Immediate Spaces at the Sandberg Institute in Amsterdam.

Design Education: Learning, Teaching and Researching Through Design, Philippa Lyon

Design Pedagogy: Developments in Art and Design Education, Mike Tovey

Studio Teaching in Higher Education: Selected Design Cases, Elizabeth Boling, Richard A. Schwier, Colin M. Gray, Kennon M. Smith, Katy Campbell (2016)

The Routledge International Handbook of Learning, Peter Jarvis, Mary Watts

The Routledge International Handbook of Higher Education , Malcolm Tight, Ka Ho Mok, Jeroen Huisman, Christopher Morphew

The Future of Technology Education: Contemporary Issues in Technology Education, P John Williams, Alister Jones, Cathy Buntting (2014)

Cultural Discourse


“In Praise of Not Reading“, Sheila Lim in ng. The Point online

“On Not Reading”, Amy Hungerford, Journal of Higher Education

“System Reboot”, Justin Evans, The Point online, “Criticism” section

“Neoliberal Tools (and Archives): A Political History of the Digital Humanities”, Daniel Allington, Sarah Brouilette and David Golumbia, LA Review of Books

Vampyroteuthis Infernalis: A Treatise, with a Report by the Institut Scientifique de Recherche Paranaturaliste (PostHumanities (Paperback)), Vilem Flusser, Louis Bec.


DasArts Feedback Method:

A Film About Feedback Documentary / 2013 / 55 min / 16:9 / English

A documentary featuring the innovating Feedback Method developed by DasArts in collaboration with the philosopher Karim Benammar. This unique method allows a whole new attitude toward professional group working through giving and receiving feedback on each other works in process, while expanding the edge boundaries of the process of learning.

The Constitution, By Hand, Megan O’Hara

Morgan O'Hara is an artist. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the National Gallery in Washington, the British Museum and elsewhere. — Photographs by Marianne Barcellona for The New York Times; text passages photographed by Jeanette May for The New York Times”

Design History

Design Studies: A Reader, Hazel Clark, David Brody

The Design History Reader, Grace Lees-Maffei, Rebecca Houze

Design and the Question of History (Design, Histories, Futures), Tony Fry, Clive Dilnot, Susan Stewart, Anne-Marie Willis, Lisa Norton (2015)


Design Transitions: Inspiring Stories. Global Viewpoints. How Design is Changing., Joyce Yee, Emma Jefferies, Lauren Tan, Tim Brown

Design for Sustainable Change: How Design and Designers Can Drive the Sustainability Agenda, Anne Chick, Paul Micklethwaite

Sustainable Thinking: Ethical Approaches to Design and Design Management (Required Reading Range), Aaris Sherin

How to Thrive in the Next Economy: Designing Tomorrow's World Today, John Thackara (2017)

User-centered Design

Making Futures: Marginal Notes on Innovation, Design, and Democracy, Pelle Ehn, Elisabet M. Nilsson, Richard Topgaard, MIT Press

Design, When Everybody Designs: An Introduction to Design for Social Innovation), Ezio Manzini, Rachel Coad

Situated Design Methods, Jesper Simonsen, Connie Svabo, Sara Malou Strandvad, Kristine Samson, Morten Hertzum, Ole Erik Hansen

Design Anthropology; Theory and Practice, Wendy Gunn, Ton Otto, Rachel Charlotte Smith (2013)

The City

Urban Code: 100 Lessons for Understanding the City, Anne Mikoleit, Moritz Pürckhauer, MIT Press

The City As A Project, Pier Vittorio Aureli Ed.

Public Space: The Familiar Into The Strange, Helle Juul Ed. (2012)

New Commitment; In Architecture, Art and Design (Reflect Book No. 1), Hans Aarsman Ed.

Creativity and the City: How the Creative Economy is Changing the City (Reflect Book No. 5), Richard Florida, Robert Kloosterman, Simon Franke, Evert Verhagen

The City as Interface: How New Media Are Changing the City (Reflect Book No. 10), Martijn de Waal, NAi Publishers

Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life, Adam Greenfield (2017)


Introduction to Information Science, David Bawden, Lyn Robinson

Information Design: Research and Practice, Alison Black, Paul Luna, Ole Lund, Sue Walker (2017)

The Stack: On Software and Sovereignty, Benjamin Bratton


The Conceptual Mind: New Directions in the Study of Concepts, Eric Margolis, Stephen Laurence, MIT Press

Explaining Creativity: The Science of Human Innovation, R. Keith Sawyer

Design and Creativity: Policy, Management and Practice, Guy Julier, Liz Moor (2009)

Intersectionality and Decolonizing

Why Can’t the U.S. Decolonize Its Design Education?, Margaret Andersen

Watershed and controversial article on a call for U.S. Design programs to decolonize their curriculum.


Decolonizing Design


Decolonize All The Things