Recycled Theory Illustrated Dictionary

Publisher Quodlibet

ISBN 9788874628940

Idea Code 16630

Recycled Theory is a multidisciplinary dictionary made of entries in form of texts, drawings and quotes, which explore the concept of “recycling” in design cultures and in the theories that nurture them. Usually we recycle things, objects, spaces but more often we return on principles and approaches to rearrange them, put them back into circulation, and override them. The practice of recycling is therefore placed in an area of negotiation between memory and amnesia, it brings out the unexpected self-regeneration potential of what exists. The words here collected (from “amnesia” to “zone”) identify materials, procedures, ambiguities, deviations, and potential nexus of recycling.

658 p, ills bw, 12 x 19 cm, pb, Italian/English


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