All posts by Virginia Tassinari


The time of what remains: design and potentialities

by Virginia Tassinari

DESIS Philosophy Talks are a travelling series of discussions that try to create a bridge between philosophy and design theory and practice. In this discussion we renegotiate the ideology of linear time and progress through the philosophy of Walter Benjamin and Hannah Arendt and connect their ideas with the current discourse on designing in dark times.

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Jon Stam

Virginia Tassinari. The Wunderkammer of the Future: Philosophical Notes on the Idea of History in Speculative Design Practices

by Virginia Tassinari

Virginia Tassinari explores how Walter Benjamin's reflections on history can illuminate speculative design’s implicit critique of the linear understanding of history and time. Read more »

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