Plot: Unpacking, Re-Packing & Re-Making

Gill Wildman

My practice as a design strategist is evolving during the course of this PhD. In the past it mostly comprised corporate work, with some smaller projects for not for profit companies or public sector. Now it involves self-generated projects taking centre stage (Fair Finances) and new provocations (Humane Regeneration).

My fascination is with tricksters: specifically to identify where and how this turns up in my work; clarifying my thinking around trickster tactics. I have visually unpacked the social and power dynamics of three recent projects and selected specific projects, applying what is becoming a trickster approach: a way of thinking and making that creates new artifacts 'they could have had.’