I just made a pecha-kucha presentation about my PhD research in 6’40″. I try to explain what I mean with Expansive Design, the design approach I’m building up that takes advantage of social contradictions, instead of trying to solve them.
Contradictions are social relationships that have a long history and cannot be solved by any design effort. What design can do is to deal with these contradictions in an expansive way, projecting them into the future. Then, it is possible to get ready to deal with contradictions once they come.