Victor Papanek © Victor J. Papanek Foundation

One Minute past Twelve

May 2013

The relevance of Victor Papanek today
Victor Papanek published Design for the Real World in English in 1971, at a time when the affluence and progress of consumerism and technology in the western industrial nations had already lost credibility. That was pretty good timing, in as much as it caught the attention of the youth who were quick to blame their parents for ruining the planet, not to mention the generally disgruntled, who were seeking alternative solutions in regard to design, production, and consumption.