Material versus Design: A Transcultural Approach to the Two Contrasting Properties of Things

Diamantis Panagiotopoulos, Ruprecht-Karls
What academic perversion leads us to speak not of materials and their properties but of the materiality of objects? It seemed to me that the concept of materiality, whatever it might mean, has become a real obstacle to sensible enquiry into materials, their transformations and affordances. (Ingold 2007, 3)