Going for Gold: A Medal of Dishonor

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Tony Fry
Diseño Detonante


The work sets out to show the imperative of design and its ambiguity. The methodology used was narrative theory. The result was a polemic. The conclusion was: for repair to be ethical, it has to be predicated upon ethical norms.

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Fry, T., & Diseño Detonante. (2023). Going for Gold: A Medal of Dishonor. Diseña, (23), Article.7. https://doi.org/10.7764/disena.23.Article.7
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Tony Fry, University of Tasmania

Ph.D. in Cultural and Design Studies Research, University of Birmingham. He is the founder and Director of The Studio at the Edge of the World. He holds an Adjunct Professor position at the University of Tasmania’s Architec­ture and Design Faculty, and a Visiting Professor position at the Facultad de Humanidades, Artes y Ciencias Sociales of the Universidad de Ibagué. He is the author of more than twenty books, among which these stand out: Design Futuring: Sustainability, Ethics and New Practice (Berg, 2009); Unsta­ging War, Confronting Conflict and Peace (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019); and Defuturing: A New Design Philosophy (Bloomsbury, 2020, originally published in 1999 as A New Design Philo­sophy: An Introduction to Defuturing, by UNSW Press).

Diseño Detonante, Independent collective

Diseño Detonante is a Colombia-based collective created by Carolina Martínez Tolosa and Héctor Tabares Rodríguez. Diseño Detonante takes design as a political practice of re-existence and recognition. Carolina Martínez Tolosa is a designer for disobedience and insubordination and a filmmaker, who holds an Industrial Design Degree from Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano. Héctor Tabares Rodríguez is a filmmaker and a designer for disobedience and insubor­dination. Diseño Detonante is the autor of ‘Experiencia de un accionar mutante’ (La Tadeo Dearte, Vol. 8, Issue 10); and co-author of ‘Pequeñas personas, pequeños haceres’ (with A. Cruz Aburto; Arquine, 2018) and ‘Im/Explosión: A Conversa­tion with Diseño Detonante’ (with S. Moran, A. Nocek, and M. Orospe Hernández; Techniques Journal, Issue 2: Bordering).


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