Editorial. ʽTrajectories of Useʼ and ʽThe Object as Producer and Userʼ: Two Ideas for Historiographical Subversion

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Renato Bernasconi


This editorial contributes two ideas to the discussion proposed by the guest editors concerning the dimension of use of technical objects. In the first place, it proposes incorporating the idea of ‘trajectories of use.ʼ The concept is built upon the notions of ‘technological adjustmentʼ and ‘technological reconstitution,ʼ both proposed by Pfaffenberger, as well as from the ideas raised by Domínguez Rubio regarding what he calls the ‘relentlessness of things.ʼ The second idea is that Barad’s relational ontology is useful for outlining historiographic programs that respond to the urgent need to creatively subvert methods, conceptual frameworks, and traditional categories. This idea is developed according to Francesca Bray’s proposals, on the one hand, and Giaccardi and Redström, on the other, who coincide in pointing out that the limits between production and use, have collapsed.


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Bernasconi, R. (2021). Editorial. ʽTrajectories of Useʼ and ʽThe Object as Producer and Userʼ: Two Ideas for Historiographical Subversion. Diseña, (18), Editorial. https://doi.org/10.7764/disena.18.Editorial


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