Designing His Life: Victor Papanek — with Alison J. Clarke
Designing His Life: Victor Papanek with Alison J. Clarke
Dr. Alison J. Clarke discusses her new book, “Victor Papanek: Designer for the Real World,” a biography of social design’s Austrian-American trailblazer. Victor Papanek wrote “Design for the Real World,” a book that augured the ascent of socially and ecologically sustainable design movements many years later. Published in 1971, the impact and relevance of his book persists globally. Dr. Clarke argues that Papanek’s Austrian and émigré experiences are significant for understanding the designer and his theories.