Cubic Journal, in partnership with the Cubic Society, it is an academic platform which operates within the Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design.
The aim of this magazine is to publish and make known research projects concerning design, involving scholars from all over the world to create a discussion around contemporary issues related to the different disciplines that revolve around design. Furthermore, with the non-random choice of its headquarters in Hong Kong, the magazine wants to create a link between East and West.
Cubic focuses in particular on three distinct areas of design: [a] Design Social (設計 社會學): collaborative design with communities to improve their lives through participatory, critical and theoretical approaches; [b] Design Economies (設計 經濟學): collaborative design that enhances the role of design in innovation and value creation in the private sector; [c] Design Making (設計 製造 學): design investigations with communities and practices of doing.
ISSUE 3 - DESIGN MAKING: THE VALUES HAD, THE OBJECT MADE, THE VALUES HAD | PRACTICE - MAKING - PRAXIS
This issue of the Cubic Journal is about doing and the value structures associated with execution. Fifteen European, Southeast Asian and American authors and research groups in the fields of architecture and product design provide perspectives on design research focused on manual, digital, post-digital and post-consumer making and fabrication. This issue, however, is not intended as a catalog of design projects, but suggests a reflection on the value of experiments and conjectures in the field of design, before arriving at the finished work.