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216 pages, hardcover in b/w with colour images
special book sleeve in sandpaper K240 (Limited Edition: 500)
Published by G.L.O.R.I.A Belgrade
Edited by Gordan Savicic and Selena Savic
This book is an attempt to weave several threads of social control and interaction design into a common understanding of 'Unpleasant Design'. The research in Unpleasant Design aims at recognising this nascent discipline within contemporary design taxonomies. We look into the 'silent agents' that take care of behaviour in (semi) public space, without the explicit presence of authorities (security, police etc.). These 'agents' are materialised in objects and installations which ensure that control is implemented in the environment, through design of urban spaces, urban furniture and communication strategies. Unpleasant Design is a phenomenon in which social control is inherent in the design of objects and spaces. Designing 'unpleasant design' is an intricate process. It is planned in detail and its execution is delicate. In recent years, unpleasant design has become a global fashion with many examples to be found across cities worldwide.