power to the people. / 3.29.2011.
homage to Jan van Toorn / 3.2011
In the light of the economic and social relations of power in the world, it is not realistic, I believe, to hope for direct participation in the media by those who have no voice. That accounts for incredible importance that practical intellectuals as designers should attach to an emancipatory view of their role as a contribution to the real democratisation of the media as public spaces. Jan van Toorn, Communication Design: A Social Practice, in design beyond design. 1997