Participants in the ‘Function Redacting Tape’ project are provided with a roll of black PVC adhesive tape and invited to consider the functions of designed objects. They are then asked to redact these functions (using the tape) and in doing so to make documented interventions that draw back the metaphorical veil of forgetness for reasons of design enquiry: in doing so the project functions as a sort of rudimentary cultural probe that might shed some light on the study of entanglement, humour, and design, whilst simultaneously testing the employment of humour to aid participation in design research .

About Theo Humphries MA (RCA) FHEA

Theo is a designer, artist, and senior lecturer at Cardiff School of Art & Design, part of Cardiff Metropolitan University.

Theo works in an interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary manner. His academic interests are in humour and irony in design; critical, adversarial, and tactical design; design fictions; and design philosophy.

As a designer, Theo's clients have included Sony, Nokia, Ragdoll, and Mattel.

As an artist, Theo is Crapestry – check out #crapestry on Instagram.

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