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The Designer Après-Garde explore the world of copy culture that has come to dominate design. “It became a cliché to announce that “we live in a remix culture”,” said Lev Manovich in his 2002 Flash Generation. What used to be avant-garde for postmodernists, is orthodoxy today. Copying and remixing are now part of the everyday. Nevertheless, designers still claim fame within this domain. The Designer Après-Garde is the fictional story of two such designers.
In 2010, the mini-fiction was visually translated into a poster and yellow leaflets for display during Take Part To Ideas in Bologna, Italy, an open source exhibition about designer’s research on intellectual property curated by Melissa Destino.

The Designer Après-Garde explore the world of copy culture that has come to dominate design. “It became a cliché to announce that “we live in a remix culture”,” said Lev Manovich in his 2002 Flash Generation. What used to be avant-garde for postmodernists, is orthodoxy today. Copying and remixing are now part of the everyday. Nevertheless, designers still claim fame within this domain. The Designer Après-Garde is the fictional story of two such designers.

In 2010, the mini-fiction was visually translated into a poster and yellow leaflets for display during Take Part To Ideas in Bologna, Italy, an open source exhibition about designer’s research on intellectual property curated by Melissa Destino.

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