Arts and Design: Creative Industries and Sustainability

By Fabio Parode and Ione Bentz.

Published by The International Journal of Designed Objects

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Article: Print $US10.00
Published Online: October 20, 2015 $US5.00

The boundaries between art and design are becoming more and more tenuous. We often see art migrating to shops and objects of design to museums. However, art and design differ with respect to their relationship with the public. Art itself does not stem from the order of consumption, but from the aesthetic experience tout court. Still, the cultural industry, and, in its wake, the creative industry, have increasing links with the logic of consumption of the aesthetic experience of art. If, on the one hand, there can be seen a desecration of art, then on the other hand the consumption culture preempts the aesthetics and practices of it. With sustainability being one of the contemporary paradigms that condones duration as something valuable, this article, in an exploratory way and through the methodology of strategic design, seeks to question, in current Brazilian art, the principle of desecration and, in design, the practices that bring it towards art.

Keywords: Art, Design, Cultural Industry, Creative Industry

The International Journal of Designed Objects, Volume 8, Issue 3-4, 2015, pp.1-9. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published Online: October 20, 2015 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 660.996KB)).

Dr. Fabio Parode

Professor, Master Course and Research Division in Design, Universidade do Vale do Rio dos Sinos (UNISINOS), Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil

Dr. Ione Bentz

Professor, Design Research, Unisinos, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil