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Mark Sullivan and Fred Steier

#NewMacy Studio

As Maxine Greene showed, art looks at openings to alternative realities, makes the petrified world speak, sing, and dance, creates places for perceiving the unexplored, and thinking of things as if they could be otherwise. We invite a discussion of intimations of more desirable and multisensory social orders. In particular, we bring Maxine Greene’s idea of seeing things as they might be otherwise to systemic approaches to the design process – particularly with its importance to taking need-finding (as developed by Rolf Faste) seriously as ways of seeing new possibilities and seeing what is not there as critical to design.

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Author(s): Mark Sullivan and Fred Steier
Year: 2022
Title: Art as Steersmanship
Published in: Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design
Volume: RSD11
Article No.: 030
URL: https://rsdsymposium.org/art-as-steersmanship
Host: University of Brighton
Location: Brighton, UK
Symposium Dates: October 3–16, 2022
First published: 30 September 2022
Last update: 30 April 2023
Publisher Identification: ISSN 2371-8404