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Papanek behind the Iron Curtain: Unmaking the Industrial Environment of Socialism

Kostešić, Iva; Vukić, Feđa
Papanek behind the Iron Curtain: Unmaking the Industrial Environment of Socialism // Making and Unmaking the Environment / Fallan, Kjetil (ur.).
Oslo: University of Oslo, 2017. str. 20-20 (predavanje, međunarodna recenzija, sažetak, znanstveni)

Papanek behind the Iron Curtain: Unmaking the Industrial Environment of Socialism

Kostešić, Iva ; Vukić, Feđa

Vrsta, podvrsta i kategorija rada
Sažeci sa skupova, sažetak, znanstveni

Making and Unmaking the Environment / Fallan, Kjetil - Oslo : University of Oslo, 2017, 20-20

Design History Society Annual Conference

Mjesto i datum
Oslo, Norveška, 07-09.09.2017

Vrsta sudjelovanja

Vrsta recenzije
Međunarodna recenzija

Ključne riječi
Industrial design, socialism, sustainability, environment

Victor Papanek had added a significant effort in analysis and unmaking of mass scale economy of the industrial environment, by way of his seminal book Design for the Real World. It is a less known fact that his book was translated as early as in 1973 in Croatia, then the constituent republic of FSR Yugoslavia. Papanek was invited twice to Zagreb to perform an exhibition and lecture in the Gallery of Contemporary Arts, a year after the book was published in Croatia. By the end of the seventies, the book was included in curricula of the humanities and social sciences. It is of research interest to note that the reception of this revolutionary approach to design took place on the other side of Iron Curtain, within the context that started to change its social and economic structure. These changes, eventually, proved unsuccessful and ultimately led the whole state to demise and political collapse by the early nineties. Were there any recognizable influences of Papanek’s ideas within the social context of self-management socialism of FSR Yugoslavia? The concept of design was then already a public topic for at least two decades and it is a curious fact that the University of Zagreb had awarded honoris causa Ph.D. to Papanek in 1986, three years before the first higher education school of design was established within it. Detecting the reasons behind Papanek’s strong presence in Zagreb and revealing the influence of his concepts throughout the local context points to some important aspects of ideological modernization. The crisis of mass scale economy, however, formed a strong obstacle to the establishment of design practice. On the other hand, in spite of the collapse of industrial production, ideas on sustainable and inclusive design proved to be influential within the curricula of design education in Croatia

Izvorni jezik

Znanstvena područja
Znanost o umjetnosti


Arhitektonski fakultet, Zagreb