Ian Warner

Building Words – Exposing fictions in architecture and urban design

TYPO Berlin 2016 Beyond Design | Thursday, 12 May | 6:00 pm | Show | English

In 2006, designer Ian Warner began cultivating a deeper interest in the malice he had developed towards his local supermarket. When he published an article about it, he had no idea he was embarking on a decade-long literary journey. In his talk, the self-declared “blurbanist” reflects on the relationship between writing and design, language and architecture. With case-studies and colourful digressions, he suggests that our urban environment contains intriguing phantom narratives which can only be discovered when critical reflection prioritises the personal over the theoretical.

Ian Warner

Ian Warner

Communication Designer / Writer (Berlin)

In 2006, designer Ian Warner began cultivating a deeper interest in the malice he had developed towards his local supermarket. When he published an article about it, he had no idea he was embarking on a decade-long literary journey. In his talk, the self-declared “blurbanist” reflects on the relationship between writing and design, language…

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