Designers and comedians may not be so different after all. Both approach a situation from a certain point of view. But while designers attempt to overcome problems, comedians highlight them in a way that humours their audience. Can the design process include both?
A Designer Walks Into A Bar follows the life of Marta, a Social Design Masters student now graduated, and her struggles to position herself as a designer. Through humour, Marta’s objects foreground the catastrophic ways designed objects have failed us.
In an environment where designers are conditioned to portray themselves as problem-solvers, A Designer Walks Into a Bar questions this by shifting the viewer’s attention to the flaws in an object's making and its makers.