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dedesign is Carlos García-Sancho (read more)
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dedesign is  /architecture
/graphic design and image editing
/video editing
/computer-aided drawing
/hand drawing
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 EN: Are we overdesigning the world?

More and more, design is regarded as a discipline that doesn't attempt to substantially change the world we live in, but just make the flaws in it look nicer.

I am however interested in how design practices can deal with more complex issues, if not solving them, at least raising a discussion of how they should be dealt with. I always sensed a lack of debate in how designers shape the world they live in, a mix of carefreeness, self-indulgence, endogamy and mere irresponsibility. Thus maybe it is time to dedesign, to set back and question our conventions and priorities, to remember that we are designing mainly for non-designers, that many aspects of our everyday life are better left undesigned. I want to escape the limitations of a rigid specialization and develop transdisciplinary and transmedia projects. I am a
n architect pretending to be a graphic designer pretending to be a video-editor and pretending to make a living out of it.

And posting some of his work so far in the web.

If you have a project that could fit in this guidelines, or any comments, please share.
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DE: Überentwerfen wir die Welt?

Das Ziel von dedesign ist, die realen Bedürfnisse und Grenzen der Design-Praxis zu erforschen. Ein Design, das für und von den 'nicht-designers' gemacht ist. Ein Architekt, der ein Grafiker zu sein behauptet, der ein Video-Editor zu sein behauptet, der seinen Lebensunterhalt damit zu verdienen behauptet.

Und er stellt seine bisherige Projekte ins Netz.

Wenn Du ein solches Projekt im Kopf hast, oder noch eine Meinung, bitte nimm Kontakt mit mir auf.

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ES: ¿Estamos sobrediseñando el mundo?

El objetivo de dedesign es explorar las necesidades y limitaciones reales de la praxis del diseño, si es que las hay. Un diseño hecho por y para los 'no diseñadores'. Un arquitecto que pretende ser un diseñador gráfico que pretende ser un montador de video que pretende vivir de ello en Berlin.

Y que cuelga sus trabajos hasta ahora en la web.

Si tienes proyectos que puedan encajar en estas premisas, o si tienes comentarios, por favor ponte en contacto.


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bordeaux report

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Urban research carried out by Cohabitation Strategies in the frame of the Évento 2011 art biennale in Bordeaux, France, with Michelangelo Pistoletto as the art director. The aim was the creation of a publication that would guide and inform the artists invited to the biennale, come together under the motto ‘L’art pour une re-évolution urbaine’ (‘Art towards a urban revolution’). Some of the main topics adressed were the status and future of social housing in France, gentrification processes triggered by urban renewal projects and the climate of competition between cities in the logic of neoliberal urbanization.

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invasive densities

Final graduation project at the Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology, as part of the Urban Asymmetries Master Program, July 2009. This individual architecture project worked together as part of a bigger urban strategy, a communal project led by a group of ten Architecture and Urbanism students: Levan Asabashvili [GE], Bai Yan [CN], Silvia Bizzarri [IT], Carlos García-Sancho [ES], Tania Guerrero [MX], Tomi Jaskari [FI], Tom Kolnaar [NL], Phillip Lühl [NA], Willem van de Ven [NL], Siebe M Voogt [NL], Taufan ter Weel [NL] and Idan Zveibil [IS].

All these projects were published in the book Urban Asymmetries. Studies and Projects on Neoliberal Urbanization”, Ed. Tahl Kaminer, Miguel Robles-Dúran, Heidi Sohn, 010 Publishers, Rotterdam, 2011.

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alternative urbanities


Final graduation project at the Faculty of Architecture, Delft University of Technology, as part of the Urban Asymmetries Master Program, July 2009. This architecture proposal worked as part of a bigger urban strategy, a communal project led by a group of ten Architecture and Urbanism students: Levan Asabashvili [GE], Bai Yan [CN], Silvia Bizzarri [IT], Carlos García-Sancho [ES], Tania Guerrero [MX], Tomi Jaskari [FI], Tom Kolnaar [NL], Phillip Lühl [NA], Willem van de Ven [NL], Siebe M Voogt [NL], Taufan ter Weel [NL] and Idan Zveibil [IS].

All these projects were published in the book Urban Asymmetries. Studies and Projects on Neoliberal Urbanization”, Ed. Tahl Kaminer, Miguel Robles-Dúran, Heidi Sohn, 010 Publishers, Rotterdam, 2011.

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mapping economies

Various diagrams produced for the Urban Asymmetries graduation project, used in the project research draft and the oral presentations.
The challenge was to represent graphically a series of economical processes present in the site in Ecatepec, Mexico City.

This project, among others, was published in the book Urban Asymmetries. Studies and Projects on Neoliberal Urbanization”, Ed. Tahl Kaminer, Miguel Robles-Dúran, Heidi Sohn, 010 Publishers, Rotterdam, 2011.

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representing utopia

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The project attempts to represent the spaces of Thomas MORE’s ‘Utopia’. Each the four pannels represents a different scale: the country (the island), the city, the street and the human scale.
The island of Utopia is here represented with the imagery of the 20th century modernism,deliberately mixing different representation techniques in oder to create a temporally
confuse setting. This might also refer to the idea of the time-travel, a device used as a excuse to think about utopias throughout time. There is a feeling of despair, a certain sense of lost future evoked by the images. It reminds us that built utopias tend to enter the realm of the dystopian.

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camp metropolità

Urban project to try to foresee and analyze the development that the Spanish high speed train (AVE) will bring when it builds a train station in La Secuita, Tarragona, a village of around 1 500 inhabitants between the rivaling cities of Tarragona and Reus. This station will serve as a local hub for a population of over 400 000. The project was developed together with Adrià Escolano at the School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB) with Jorge Perea and Carles Crosses.

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process-based architecture

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Pannels for the ARCHIPRIX prize 2009, appointed by the Technical University of Delft. Exhibited in the Faculty of Architecture, Delft. Collective work of the Urban Asymmetries group.
The challenge was to create pannels which could represent the graduation projects as a whole with a common language. The projects were portrayed through axonometries in which the strategies and different phases of the project could be inserted. An attempt to represent what the Urban Asymmetries group defended: the generation of a ‘process-based architecture’.

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baladona tetris

Final project for the Urbanism course (“Urbanística VI”) at the School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB) under the supervision of professors Manuel Bailo and Francesc Bacardit. The task proposed was converting the Badalona Sud industrial complex near Barcelona, Spain, to a residential area, imagining the existing industrial warehouses were to be dismantled.
The project proposed a general urban plan together with some housing typologies to “assemble” this new urban fabric, in the fashion of a Tetris game. The main two goals directing the project were the introduction of dwelling typologies with accessible roof terraces and the recuperation of a lost visual relation with the sea.

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keyword: space

Video piece trying to map a given space according to the three notions of space given by David Harvey in his text “Space as a keyword”. Under the supervision of Tahl Kaminer (TU Delft).

Absolute space is fixed and we record or plan events within its frame. This is the space of Newton and Descartes (…). Space is relative in a double sense: that there are multiple geometries from which to choose and that the spatial frame depends crucially upon what it is being relativized and by whom. (…) It is impossible to understand space independent from time under this formulation and this mandates an important shift of language from space and time to space-time or space-temporality. The relational notion of space-time implies the idea of internal relations; external influences get internalized in specific processes or things through time (…). In a way, relational conceptions of space-time brings us to the point where mathematics, poetry and music converge if not merge.” [1]

[1] David Harvey, ‘Space as a key word’, "Spaces of global capitalism", Verso, London New York, 2006, p 119-125.

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cooljas

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"Cooljas" was the title of a booklet presented as a final project for the "Art and Architecture Theory" course (Composició III) in June 2007, under the supervision of Josep Maria Montaner at the School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB). Project carried out together with Adrià Escolano, Xavier Pagès and Pavel Cueto.

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recycled architectures

Design project which tried to re-address some of the leftover spaces created at the crossing of two major roads in northern Barcelona: Via Augusta and Ronda de Dalt. This was an academic design project carried out together with Adrià Escolano and Pavel Cueto in the course “Arquitectures reciclades” under the supervision of Pilar Cos at the School of Architecture of Barcelona (ETSAB).

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istanbul: cross sections

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Video piece showing two condensed trips from the center of the city of Istanbul to the periphery (right) and back (left) in an urban tram. The actions slows down to show several close-ups of the urban landscapes that is passing by. The aim is to map a cross-section of the city using video as a media.
Shot during the research trip to Istanbul as part of the ‘Media Mapping’ course with Marc Bouwmeester. Urban Asymmetries mastr program, TU Delft.
Part of the “RDM-IST MEDIA MAPS” exhibition, TU Delft, May 2008.

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tools for design

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Booklet for the project ‘BerlageTWO’ for the course ‘Tools for Design’, TU Delft.
The publication wanted to condense all the information generated in a comprehensive way, creating a narrative summary of the project: a new facility and cultural institution, an extension of the Berlage Institute in the Binnenrotte in the heart of the city of Rotterdam (NL).

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istanbul: contrast city

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Video piece trying to show different and contrasting urban settings around the city of Istanbul.
Shot during the research trip to Istanbul as part of the ‘Media Mapping’ course with Marc Bouwmeester. Urban Asymmetries mastr program, TU Delft.
Part of the “RDM-IST MEDIA MAPS” exhibition, TU Delft, May 2008.

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theory projects

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Theory projects carried out in different courses at the Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft.

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