Design has more comedy in it than it looks at first sight. But while designers strive to solve problems, comedians use humour to bring attention to them. Why can’t the design process include both?

“A Designer Walks Into A Bar” is a fifteen minute performative lecture that follows the life of Marta as she walks us through her struggles trying to position herself as a social designer. Through humour, Marta exposes the catastrophic ways in which design and designed objects have failed us. Ultimately revealing the problematic nature of design's historic problem-solving approach.

Picture by Ramón Jiménez CárdenasPicture by Juliette MirabitoPicture by Ramón Jiménez CárdenasPicture by Juliette Mirabito